AdobeStock 129838537Welcome to the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Our purpose is to increase the equity and effectiveness of child welfare practice through diverse partnerships that focus on workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership, using data-driven capacity building, education, and professional development. NCWWI’s workforce development activities promote…

  • Learning: Fostering continuous learning that is inclusive, interactive, reflective and relevant
  • Leading: Cultivating diverse leadership that is equitable at multiple levels within child welfare systems
  • Changing: Supporting change through equitable and inclusive workforce development and organizational capacity building

NCWWI Vision

Innovative and inclusive organizational leadership, high performing staff, and diverse partners who are prepared and committed to pursue excellence and sustainable systemic change in service of improved outcomes that are equitable and just for children, youth and families.


NCWWI is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Our partners are five universities committed to principles of collaboration. 

Children’s Bureau Staff

  • Rebecca Huffman, NCWWI Federal Project Officer, Capacity Building Division
  • Robert Lindecamp, Consultant, ICF International at the Children’s Bureau
  • Jane Morgan, Capacity Building Division Director 

For more information, please contact Robin Leake, Project Director: robin.leake@du.edu