Tammy Richards is a Research Associate at the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service, and is an evaluator for the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI). This evaluation activity provides information designed to fine-tune the delivery of training and technical assistance, and also provides child welfare agencies with feedback on the impact of technical assistance, which supports effective planning of next steps. Ms. Richards is also an evaluator for the Northeast and Caribbean Child Welfare Implementation Center project (NCIC). Her work at the NCIC focuses on evaluating implementation processes in child welfare, as well as helping states and tribes develop ongoing data collection strategies to assess the impact of initiatives designed to increase child safety, permanency, and well-being.
Ms. Richards’ past work has included evaluating state court processes in child welfare cases (including several CIP Reassessment Projects) and program evaluations of local, state, and national projects that provide supportive services to children and families. Tammy is trained as a counselor and formerly provided mental health services to abused and neglected adolescents as well as parents of children exposed to domestic violence.
- Master of Education, Applied Psychology, Antioch University
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston University
Research interests: implementation; organizational change.