The Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)-Child Welfare Coordination program supports effective, integrated, culturally relevant strategies for serving children and families in tribal communities.
Local grantees focus on improved case management, supportive services to children in out-of-home placements, and prevention services to families at risk of child maltreatment.
JBA works closely with the tribal grantees and provides technical assistance to build their capacity in—
- Performance measurement
- Continuous quality improvement
- Collaboration between TANF and child welfare systems
Universal and tailored guidance is delivered through site visits, conference calls, webinars, peer learning activities, and technical assistance products.
Pirkko Ahonen, Ph.D., M.S.
Senior Research Associate
Pirkko Ahonen has 18 years of experience in evaluation studies, technical assistance, and applied research. She currently serves as the project director for the Tribal...
Kirsten Keene, M.A.
Kirsten Keene has more than 8 years of experience in applied social science research and program evaluation. Her research skills include qualitative...