Jessica Godwin

Jessica Godwin has developed an expertise in model implementation, leadership coaching, outcome measurement, and change management as a result of over 20 years working in the fields of child welfare and youth development as a program designer, administrator, evaluator, trainer, and consultant. Before becoming a consultant, Ms. Godwin honed her program evaluation, organization assessment, and appreciation of change management at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation identifying high-performing nonprofits focused on helping our nation’s most vulnerable young people make a successful transition to independent adulthood. Prior to that, Ms. Godwin expanded her knowledge & expertise as a senior manager with NYC’s Administration for Children’s Services Office of Youth Development creating, funding, and managing programs for older youth transitioning out of foster care. Before working with NYC ACS, Ms. Godwin managed large-scale NYC community-based programs for youth and families as a manager at several large-scale multi-service organizations. Ms. Godwin manages the NYC implementation of Solution Based Casework, an evidence-informed case practice model with 21 provider agencies; as well as previously supporting the implementation of the ACS Workforce Institute’s rollout of Partnering for Success, a collaborative framework for foster care case planning and clinical treatment to improve mental health outcomes for all children in care. Ms. Godwin is a parent of two launching young adults.