Senior Research Analyst with the Maryland Child Welfare Accountability Act (CWAA)
Kim Williams is a Senior Research Analyst with the Maryland Child Welfare Accountability Act (CWAA) project which seeks to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the child welfare system in Maryland. She is also a PhD candidate with the University of Maryland, School of Social Work completing her dissertation on the experiences of therapeutic foster parents, including their satisfaction, role perception, and use of supportive services offered by their licensing agency. Prior to joining the PhD program and the Institute, Kim worked as a Clinical Social Worker with a therapeutic foster care agency in Maryland. In this position, she enjoyed working with and learning from all of the foster parents and became very interested in what agencies can do to set their foster parents up for success. Kim received her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2016.