Eileen Crummy spent her 33 year career in public child welfare in New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) beginning as a child protective services worker before rising through the ranks to become the agency’s Director. She also served as the Acting Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families. As DYFS Director, Eileen led a workforce of 6,000 staff focusing them intently on achieving child welfare reform. Those efforts led to the creation of New Jersey’s first case practice model, a systemic rethinking and reorientation of practice away from compliance towards outcomes, with an emphasis on family engagement. Eileen is a partner in Public Catalyst (Link opens in new window) and currently serves as a monitor of Michigan’s federal child welfare consent decree. She provides technical assistance to states and jurisdictions regarding the development of outcome-focused child welfare and human service programs. Eileen, a certified social worker, is a graduate of St. Francis University in Pennsylvania where she completed her BSW.