July 17

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The mission of child welfare agencies is to keep children safe. However, caseworkers don’t have timely access to the information they need to make critical safety decisions. They lack enough one-on-one time spent with vulnerable children and families, which impacts mission-driven work such as family finding. 

IT is charged with supporting that mission by empowering caseworkers with the right tools, but must also be concerned with security, integration with existing and legacy systems, and government regulations. 

Due to CCWIS, state and local agencies are modernizing for tomorrow. There’s a way to help caseworkers be more effective today and position agencies for success in the future with a compliant, secure, modular, and easy to integrate solution. 

On July 17 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern, join the Governing Institute and a panel of experts as we discuss how child welfare agencies can meet IT requirements and empower caseworkers to make informed, confident decisions that will positively impact children’s lives.

Register now to hear how you can:

  • Administer a solution that fits your CCWIS strategy AND helps caseworkers be effective today
  • Help caseworkers quickly understand critical information from past and present by analyzing case content with artificial intelligence capabilities
  • Uncover “dark data” – critical, but hidden case information in an unstructured format such as photos, emails, psychological reports, medical reports


Ginger Pryor

Ginger Pryor

Former State Director, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Virginia Pryor has over 27 years of experience in child welfare and social policy with a focus on bringing tangible hope to organizations and communities through human service innovation, leadership development, and strategic system and policy reform. She is currently the Senior Director of the LA County Field Office with Casey Family Programs overseeing the direct service work and serving as a strategic consultant and thought partner with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Prior to returning to Casey Family Programs, she served as Director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services -- providing vision, leadership and strategic direction for all programmatic and administrative operations responsible for serving individuals, children and families across the state. This included leading a staff of almost 8,000 and overseeing an annual budget of more than $1 billion dollars. In her role she was responsible for leading the state’s reform effort -- The Blueprint for Change -- which focuses on three key platforms: Robust Workforce Development, a Practice Model and Constituent Engagement. As a change agent, she also championed the next evolution of the reform effort, which is Georgia’s journey toward a State of Hope. Prior to assuming her current role as Director she served as both the Division’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of Child Welfare.

Prior to her work in Georgia she served for over 11 years with Casey Family Programs (CFP), a national child welfare foundation based in Seattle, Washington.

Don Abney

Don Abney

Chief Technology Officer, Northwoods

After developing and delivering technology services across several industries for the first half of his career, Don Abney was starting to feel like a solution without a meaningful problem to solve. Northwoods, however, is creating several of the most socially impactful technology solutions Don has ever seen. Being part of an organization that measures success in terms of helping people, and provides the opportunity to bring over 20 years of experience to bear on such meaningful work, fuels his fire.

Don understands that technology problems are people problems, and that if you’re empathetic toward the humans involved in creating and using software, you’re capable of achieving truly amazing things. As chief technology officer, he works to instill this same belief across product delivery and the rest of the company by setting the vision, strategy, and direction of Northwoods’ product offerings.

Don tends the garden, so Northwoods’ product development, product management, and solution engineering teams can focus on growing and nurturing solutions and customer relationships that deliver true business value and improve outcomes.

Casey Burns

Casey Burns

HHS State & Local Lead, Amazon Web Services

Casey is an experienced private and public sector executive with a background in health, healthcare, technology, and organizational transformation. Casey leads the AWS state and local health and human services (HHS) team, working with HHS agencies across the country to use technology to solve their toughest challenges.

Prior to joining AWS, Casey built and led the public sector business at Nuna, a health analytics company whose customers include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He was part of the founding teams for 18F and the United States Digital Service, organizations charged with transforming how the U.S. government uses technology to deliver services to citizens.

Kathleen Dalton, Ph.D.

Kathleen Dalton, Ph.D. — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Governing Institute

Kathleen Dalton, Ph.D., worked both as a senior government decision-maker and trusted consultant in more than a dozen jurisdictions, and with countless provider and not-for-profit organizations. As a former Assistant Secretary to the Governor and Commissioner of Social Services, her insights and experience span all health and human service programs. She has also held key roles in Public Safety and Justice, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health and Addictions services organizations, leveraging her extensive experience with public policy, operations and technology to provide strategic direction and guidance on integration of essential services. Her current passion involves using integrated data to help government entities deliver services more efficiently and effectively.

Dr. Dalton currently serves as a thought leader, consultant and subject matter expert for EDGE Government Solutions, LLC her NYS certified woman owned business.