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Candis Jones

Director of Intensive Technical Assistance

Candis Jones is a seasoned thought leader and child welfare practitioner, boasting over 26 years of experience in public child welfare. As the state recruitment manager, she oversaw the development and implementation of technological advancements to streamline processing which led to a 20% increase in caregiver onboarding within two years. She excels in systems change, outcomes-focused strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, lean innovation, teaching, and coaching. Candis has spearheaded numerous large-scale statewide initiatives, implementing sustainable practices that significantly enhanced outcomes for children and families. She has years of experience in child welfare policy development and practice guidance. She has been a staunch advocate for authentic lived experience engagement and the uplifting of youth and family voice in child welfare workstreams.

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