Kerry DeVooght

Kerry DeVooght

Senior Research Scientist, Bethesda, MD

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Education & Certification

M.S.W., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kerry DeVooght, M.S.W., a senior research scientist in the child welfare program area, has more than ten years of experience in social science research.  She recently served as principal investigator for an evaluation of the scaling up of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) adoption recruitment program, and previously managed the multi-year, multi-site random assignment evaluation of the WWK program.  Kerry has extensive experience designing and leading national surveys of child welfare agencies, on topics including child welfare financing, family foster care reimbursement rates, supports for maltreated infants and toddlers, and services for older youth transitioning from foster care. Prior to joining Child Trends, Kerry worked as a foster care caseworker in the Washington, D.C. child welfare system. 

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