Tiffany Allen


Tiffany Allen is a social worker with background in providing direct services and conducting research in the child welfare and early education fields. Tiffany brings to the ChildFocus team experience in program evaluation, survey design, and data analysis. She has also provided in-home and adoption recruitment services, studied the administrative and funding structures of child welfare systems nationwide, and designed and conducted research in the areas of older youth adoption and kinship care.  

Tiffany spent the majority of her career at Child Trends, a nonpartisan research nonprofit, where she was an integral team member for the experimental evaluations of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruitment program and the Family Finding model. At Child Trends, Tiffany led the 2007 National Kinship Care survey and conducted research in kinship diversion practices in Delaware and Virginia. Most recently, Tiffany worked at the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) in Washington, DC, where she developed an agency-wide data quality plan and continuous quality improvement protocol, as well as a data scorecard and a performance monitoring system for older youth in foster care on several key measures, including education and employment.

She also has a passion for serving older youth, and she regularly volunteers in her church’s youth ministry and serves as Music Director at her church. Tiffany holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Temple University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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