Our Team

Alexis Barries

Youth Advocate

Alexis is a full time employee with Uplift Family Services, where she provides clinical services to families and youth involved in the Child Welfare System. As a former foster youth who spent over 18 years in care, Alexis has become a lead advocate with JBAY working on various policy issues that directly affect our young people in care today.

Since 2012, Alexis has advocated and supported policy passing’s and implementation alongside JBAY such as SB 89 and SB 918, as well as other bills representing higher education for our foster youth population.

Alexis’ advocacy work led Governor Jerry Brown to appoint her to California’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council in 2018, making her the first formerly homeless youth to sit on the council.