The NCWWI Advisory Board, charged with providing guidance on all aspects of NCWWI’s work, includes a broad group of constituents representing leaders in tribal, public, and private sectors including parents and youth, as well as educators, elected officials, labor, and the media. This year the Board was charged to “reimagine” a child welfare system focused on promoting child and family well-being and to develop recommendations on how to build a child welfare system that is family-centered, anti-colonial, and anti-racist. This three-tiered prevention approach encourages the mobilization of community stakeholders to guide child welfare system reforms, especially those with lived experience. The next stage of the work includes bringing this vision to life by identifying concrete strategies that we will share with you as they are developed.

We hope you will review their recommendations below and let us know your thoughts by emailing us at