Jan 25, 2018
Annual Gathering of Stakeholders
Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Location: 7400 Augusta St. | River Forest,
LCFS Annual Gathering of Stakeholders
  What can you do to help strengthen Illinois families? Join us at LCFS' Annual Gathering of Stakeholders and find out. You'll hear from top thought leaders, participate in solution generating conversation and help guide LCFS' strategy on changing how child welfare works in our state.

LCFS Annual Gathering of Stakeholders:  Strengthening Families Together

  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Concordia University Chicago, Koehneke Community Center in River Forest
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • There is no cost to attend.

Wheelchair accessibility is available at the north and south entrances of the facility. Contact us at events@lcfs.org or 708-488-5558 for guidance.  


  • Theological Reflection
  • Keynote Speaker: Evette Jackson, senior associate Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Discussions and Recommendations
  • Advocacy Award Recognition

Keynote Speaker: Evette Jackson, senior associate Annie E. Casey Foundation

      Evette Jackson’s career in child- and family-serving systems informs her work as a Casey senior associate. Jackson served on the Casey team that collaborated with Philadelphia’s child welfare system in reducing their use of group care. Jackson brings a track record of management expertise and cross-agency collaboration to improve child outcomes that serves her well in leading Casey’s Permanency for Older Youth strategy team that focuses on diverting teen from care, reducing teens in group care, and supporting parents of teens.

    Prior to her work at Casey, Jackson held a variety of leadership positions in large public and private agencies as a manager, consultant and technical assistance provider. For the District of Columbia’s Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services, she managed the Office of Education and Workforce Development, served as special assistant to the deputy director and was director of behavioral health. As a consultant, she helped develop Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care and Multi-Systemic Therapy and introduced a lead agency approach to juvenile justice. She also served as director of community services for a public, outpatient mental health group and director of program operations for DC’s largest not-for-profit behavioral healthcare provider. Jackson has an MHA from Cornell University and a BS in business management from Maryland’s Bowie State University.
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