Presenter: Jackie Ratner, Senior Project Manager, and Jeremy Brooks, Senior Program Coordinator, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Target Audience: Grades 10-12
Description: In this session, Jackie and Jeremy will discuss the role of the three branches of government in disasters. They will provide an overview of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (otherwise known as the Stafford Act), the legislative and executive processes of emergency management, and how the judicial system can initiate systemic changes. Jackie and Jeremy will also spend time exploring how these things are beginning to change in response to recent disasters.