Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center

(2008–2013) The Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center (MCWIC) was one of five Child Welfare Implementation Centers established by cooperative agreement with the U.S. DHHS ACF Children’s Bureau. Our role was to support and facilitate communication and networking across public child welfare systems in a 10-state region, and to assist States and Tribes to develop and execute multi-year strategic plans for sustainable systems change to improve the quality and effectiveness of child welfare services. Those implementation efforts were focused on organizational culture, administration, and direct practice with children and families. We provided intensive, on-site technical assistance, resources, and program evaluation to support statewide implementation projects conducted in Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin.