Jacquelyn McCroskey holds the John Milner Professorship in Child Welfare at USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She works with philanthropic, government and private sector partners to harness the scientific potential of linked, administrative data to inform children’s programs and policies. Her research has focused on the organization and funding of services for children and families, developing measures, metrics and indicators to guide service development and improve outcomes for children, families and communities. She was a member of California’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education (2017-19) and co-author of Los Angeles County’s child maltreatment prevention plan. In 2003, she was named the California Social Worker of the Year by the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers based on her record of leadership and research on systems change in child welfare, juvenile justice and early care and education. She holds a BA from the University of California Berkeley, an MSW from San Diego State University and a DSW from the University of California Los Angeles.