Thom Reilly is in charge of higher education in Nevada. He’s been chancellor of the state’s system of higher education since August of 2017. In the eighties and early nineties, Reilly worked with child welfare and the lessons he learned then are the same lessons Nevada is learning today.
“Child welfare is a very complex challenging system. You work in a system where you balance preserving families but at the same time the need to protect children. Unfortunately, sometimes that cannot work out,” Reilly said.