Jacquelyn McCroskey, the John Milner Professor of Child Welfare and Co-Director of the Children’s Data Network at the USC School of Social Work, focuses on structure, financing and performance improvement in and across the child welfare, juvenile justice and early care and education (ECE) systems in Los Angeles County. Recent scholarly interests include prevention of child maltreatment, improving access to ECE services for at-risk families, and cross-system collaboration. Dr. McCroskey currently serves on the Los Angeles County Commission on Children and Families and the Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development. In 2003, the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named her the California Social Worker of the Year. Read more.
Expertise: foster care; services for families and children; family-centered, community-based services, including family preservation and family support services to prevent child abuse and neglect; results-based accountability, outcomes and indicators; use of administrative data in planning and evaluation; inter-professional education and training.