Child Welfare

Our child welfare consultants are nationally respected subject matter experts and authorities in a variety of areas including child safety and risk, preventing foster care placements, successful interventions to achieve reunification, effective social service delivery, child welfare practice model development, and implementation support.

We use evidence to drive fiscal and financial decisions to improve outcomes for children and families. Our goal is Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) tracked through measurable targets.

We partner with state, local, federal, and private agencies to improve outcomes for child welfare staff and families. Our services take deliberate steps to produce change that lasts and is transformative for families and communities. We help organizations design and implement effective strategies to improve service delivery for children and families. With our unmatched expertise in federal Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) processes, we bring together skills, familiarity, and effective methodologies for working through CFSR-related issues.

“We look forward to working with Public Knowledge® to bring meaningful improvements in supervision and accountability to our child welfare and social services systems and ensure that North Carolinians receive the services they need.”

Michael Becketts, North Carolina DHHS Assistant Secretary for Human Services, North Carolina Department of Health Human Services’ Division of Social Services.

Child Welfare Expertise Highlights

27 years

of Firm Experience

29 states

have collaborated with Public Knowledge®



Applicable Certifications


We created a Community of Practice specifically to develop an overarching child welfare vision and plans for improvement.

Child Welfare Resources

Visit with one of our experts

Elizabeth Black, MSW

Vice President for Region 1

P: (501) 217-1620

Will Hornsby, MSW

Vice President of Child Welfare and Human Services

P: (240) 638-6729

Stacey Obrecht, JD, CWLS, PMP


P: (307) 223-1461

Positive Outcomes Delivered.

We are ready to solve your tough problems.