Amanda Miller McKinneySenior Associate, Child Welfare policy

    Amanda Miller McKinney is a Senior Associate of Child Welfare policy at Children Now where she focuses on implementation of large-scale policy initiatives impacting children, youth, and families involved with the child welfare system. Ms. McKinney comes to Children Now with over ten years of experience improving outcomes for children, youth, and families across child- and youth-serving systems. Previously, Ms. McKinney worked for The Institute for Innovation & Implementation where she led state and federally funded projects and provided technical assistance to counties and states on implementation of evidence-based practices and cross-system approaches to improving outcomes for children and youth involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems or experiencing homelessness. Ms. McKinney also has prior experience supporting implementation of Family Finding in child welfare departments across the U.S. and Canada as part of the National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness. She also has experience supporting provision of behavioral health treatment for children in a variety of special education, juvenile detention, and community-based settings. Ms. McKinney holds an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago.