Professional Child Welfare Experience: Since 1997
Lynne Dupuis is a Program Area Manager, Practice Improvement Consultant, and Peer Group Lead for the Center. She also serves as a National Authority and subject matter expert across several program and topical areas including child protective services, in-home services, Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs), continuous quality improvement, and Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS). In her roles, Ms. Dupuis is responsible for leading, coordinating, and managing child protection and in-home services work across the Center by leveraging her deep knowledge of child protection and child welfare service and administration across the continuum of care, federal child welfare policy, practice, and monitoring, and experience in strategic planning, implementation, change management, and project management. She also provides direct tailored services and capacity-building consultation to states and territories.
Ms. Dupuis brings over 25 years of experience in local, state, and federal child welfare practice and administration. While serving as a national federal consultant reviewer and quality assurance specialist, Ms. Dupuis conducted CFSR and co-developed and implemented Program Improvement Plans in more than 30 states. As a former federal staff member and current advisor with the Children’s Bureau, Division of State Systems, Ms. Dupuis contributed to the promulgation and implementation of the current CCWIS regulation and initial development of CCWIS Self-Assessments. She has significant experience in information technology, systems and data-related projects, including system development, data quality, analytics, and project management.
Ms. Dupuis has extensive experience in hotline/intake, investigations, in-home and foster care services, child fatality analysis and reviews, case reviews, anti-human trafficking, quality assurance and CQI, training and workforce development, coaching and supervision in child welfare, and local and state child welfare administration. She also brings experience in clinical outpatient mental health, family systems, adult and juvenile sex offender treatment, and safety and risk assessment in child welfare. As a clinical practitioner, Ms. Dupuis has a deep subject matter knowledge of the comorbidity and intersection of child abuse with child development, mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse in child welfare.
Ms. Dupuis was instrumental in leading the research, design, development, and statewide implementation of five states’ practice models, policies, training, supervisory coaching, instrument design, and technology development, as well as quality assurance/CQI, practice fidelity and proficiency processes, and performance-based outcome designs. At the local, state, and national levels, her work involved the design, implementation, and management of ongoing processes for evaluating the effectiveness of child welfare practices and policies on the outcomes for children and families and recommending and implementing improvement strategies.