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Our Work in Child Welfare

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Strengthening Families, Ending Unnecessary Separation

Working together, we can build a future where families are supported without bias, judgment, and off-the-shelf solutions. Family Integrity & Justice Works (FIJ Works) believes investing in whole families, ending unnecessary separation, and shifting the power to families is possible. Our ultimate goal is to work towards replacing the current system with community support for all families. 

What is an FIJ Works Demonstration Site?

Local communities, counties, and states aligning with our vision committed to radically advancing the power of families and communities in caring for their children and are committed to the hard work required to replace their current system. 

Our Child Welfare Vision Strategies

We are committed to being the change we want to see in the world. Our Child Welfare Vision strategies are the tangible approaches we are focusing on creating a resource that is built for families to thrive; not a system tearing them apart. 

Investing in Lived Expertise.

We bring lived expertise to our work intentionally to keep PK focused on outcomes, impact, family integrity, and family justice. 

Generating the Vision.

We are investing in our ability to continue to improve on tracking and analyzing the data to know what works and what doesn’t. 

Relentlessly Promoting Equity.

We are relentlessly and consistently identifying concrete strategies to advance and operationalize equity at our firm and on our projects. 

Demonstrate a New Way.

We are committed to creating a new approach to child welfare, replacing it as we know it, and demonstrating it works. 

Harness Momentum.

We are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to test our approaches and help our clients redirect resources to prevention and family integrity. 

Implementation Focus.

We don't just want to talk about the change we want to see; we want to use implementation science to realize the vision. 

Promote Our Vision.

We are not afraid to articulate our vision loud and clear and find key ways to advocate for the change we want to see. 

Mobilize Our Partners.

We want to partner and invest in colleagues and organizations aligned with our values and this 10-year vision. 

Invest in Leadership.

We believe the change in child welfare is not possible without a bold shift in leadership focused on honoring the power of families and communities. 

Forging a New Path Forward

We believe self-determination, fortifying families, and building on family and community strengths are critical to child and family well-being. If you're ready to break away from standard practices, we can help.