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.

To help drive this vision nationally is the Family Integrity & Justice Works at PK.

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 Moss, JD, CWLS, PMP


P: (307) 223-1461

The Family Integrity & Justice Works FIJ Works will advance child and family well-being by replacing harmful child welfare approaches with efforts to support families in just and equitable ways.

The work will focus on replacing the current child welfare system as opposed to improving existing systems that were never designed to support families. The Family Integrity & Justice Works will participate in efforts to end family and racial injustice in child welfare; partner with like-minded public, private, local, and other entities to strengthen their strategies; and serve as a national thought leader, specialized technical assistance provider, and communication conduit for radically replacing the current system with family fortifying and healing approaches.


More information

Family Integrity Justice Works Team

David Kelly

Director of the Family Integrity & Justice Works


Christie Matlock

Management Consultant for Family Integrity & Justice Works


Jerry Milner

Director of the Family Integrity and Justice Works


Positive Outcomes Delivered.

We are ready to solve your tough problems.