Child Welfare Transformation

Client: Partners for Our Children

Staffed a committee created by the state legislature to transform the child welfare system in Washington. Planned agendas and facilitated meetings of the 26-member committee, which included state agencies, private child welfare providers, courts, tribal governments, labor, birth and foster parents, and a former foster child. Helped the group achieve consensus to move forward with system improvements, including performance-based contracting. (2009 – 2010)

Results: The task force developed a plan for transformation, which the state is implementing.