National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI 3) Evaluation
NCWWI 3 works with jurisdictions and tribes to build organizational capacity and workforce effectiveness; the goal is to to enhance their ability to recruit, develop, and retain skilled staff, foster adaptive change-oriented leadership, support a positive agency climate, and engage academic partners to educate
child welfare professionals.
Now in its third round of funding, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI 3) aims to increase child welfare practice and workforce effectiveness through diverse partnerships with selected child welfare jurisdictions in the United States. NCWWI focuses on workforce systems development,
organizational interventions, and change leadership initiatives using data-driven capacity building, education, and professional development strategies. The Evaluation Team at the Butler Institute for Families serves as the independent evaluator for NCWWI. Jurisdiction-based and cross-site evaluation
efforts include the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as administrative data, to assess implemented project initiatives and outcomes.