Stacey is an attorney, writer, and photographer living in Gainesville, Florida. She is a legal skills professor at the University of Florida, where she also serves as an associate director of the Center on Children and Families. Stacey is a regular contributor to On Parenting from The Washington Post, where she writes about children, family, law, and culture. Stacey's work has been published and/or quoted in The New York Times, CNN, CBS News, NPR, JAMA Pediatrics, The Emory Law Journal, the London School of Economics Parenting for the Digital Future blog. Connect with Stacey by clicking here.
Stacey is also a photographer. In 2014, she started the Shared Hope Project, offering free pictures to families with chronically ill children. Through these pictures, she helped families advocate for their children and raise awareness about pediatric cancer research and other childhood illnesses. Stacey's photographs have been featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, ABC News, Yahoo News, and Babycenter.com.
Prior to joining the law faculty, Stacey worked as a felony prosecutor handling crimes involving child abuse and neglect, child pornography, domestic violence, and rape. She served as lead counsel in hundreds of contested hearings. As a practitioner, Stacey routinely provided training to lawyers, police officers, and social workers on matters relating to child abuse, neglect, and trial procedure. Stacey has experience working in the dependency court system as well. She worked as a Senior Attorney for Children’s Legal Services, representing the state in child welfare proceedings.