Role: Program Area Lead, CWIS
Areas of Expertise: Child welfare program and administration, safety and risk assessment, child protection, Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) system development, strategic planning, data analysis, continuous quality improvement (CQI), child welfare workforce development.
Years of Child Welfare Experience: 25
Lynne Dupuis is a Program Area Manager and Practice Improvement Consultant for the Center. She also serves as a National Authority across several program and topical areas. In her roles, Lynne is responsible for leading, coordinating, and managing in-home services work across the Center by leveraging her knowledge of child protection and child welfare service across the continuum of care, child welfare policy and practice, and experience in strategic planning, implementation, and project management. She also provides direct services and consultation to states and territories.
Ms. Dupuis brings over 25 years of experience in local, state, and federal child welfare practice and administration. She serves as a federal team Child and Family Service Review reviewer and quality assurance specialist. As a former staff member and current advisor with the Children’s Bureau, Division of State Systems, Ms. Dupuis contributed to the promulgation and implementation of the CCWIS regulation. She has significant experience in information technology and systems and data-related projects, including system development, data quality, analytics, and management.
Ms. Dupuis has extensive experience in hotline/intake, investigations, in-home and foster care services, child fatality analysis and 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 two 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 measures designs. At the local and state 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 improvement strategies.
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