Project

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building

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Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families

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 grantee-specific tailored guidance is delivered through conference calls, webinars, peer learning activities, and technical assistance products.

Staff

  • Pirkko Ahonen, Ph.D., M.S. Senior Research Associate

    Pirkko Ahonen has 20 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. Research Associate

    Kirsten Keene has more than 10 years of experience in applied social science research and program evaluation. Her research skills include qualitative...

  • Erin Geary, Ph.D., M.S.W. Senior Research Associate

    Erin Geary has 13 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and...

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about the project

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Client

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families