Jan 30, 2020
Annual Meeting
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: 25 E. Pearson Street, 10th Floor | Chicago, 60611
LCFS Annual Gathering of Stakeholders
  How do we create equitable outcomes for children and families of color within the child welfare system?

Join LCFS at our Annual Meeting as we discuss how to tackle this important issue together.


LCFS Annual Meeting

  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Loyola University Chicago School of Law  |  Philip H. Corboy Law Center  |  Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor | 25 E. Pearson Street Chicago
  • A complimentary lunch will be provided.
  • There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited.


  • Keynote Presenter: Dr. Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Center for State Child Welfare Data
  • Topic Presentation: Dismantling Institutional Racism Brick by Brick - Achieving racial equity in child welfare by Beverly Jones, LCFS VP and COO
  • Q&A Session

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Center for State Child Welfare Data

Dr. Fred Wulczyn is a Senior Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Director of the Center for State Child Welfare Data. The work of the Data Center is organized around the use of research evidence in public and private child welfare agencies. A core asset of the Data Center is the Multistate Foster Care Data Archive.

The Data Center provides support to more than 20 states across the US and touches broadly on the problem of increasing research evidence use: building opportunity, creating capacity, and increasing motivation. Wulczyn’s work has focused on how states respond to children who are unable to live at home. He brings a multidisciplinary perspective to this work, drawing inspiration from disciplines such as mathematics, population biology, human development, sociology, system dynamics, and social work. His contributions to research evidence use focuses on the evidence needed to operate complex systems. In addition, his current work on human capital formation addresses the way policymakers think about child well-being and public investment in children.

After helping to start Chapin Hall in 1985, Wulczyn spent a decade working for the New York State Department of Social Services. During his tenure there, he developed two waiver programs. The Child Assistance Program changed how the state provided financial support to single mothers. The Home Rebuilders Program led to the National Waiver Program, used by more than 30 states to promote innovation.

Wulczyn received a PhD from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, a Master of Social Work from Marywood University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Juniata College. He was elected to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2015.
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