Senior Lecturer

Kerry Moles

Kerry Moles, LMSW, is the executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of NYC (CASA-NYC) where she has served since 2015. CASA-NYC is a volunteer-based non-profit providing advocacy for children, youth and families impacted by the NYC child welfare system, primarily those in and transitioning from foster care. Kerry has more than 30 years experience working in the areas of child welfare, youth development and intimate partner abuse. Prior to joining CASA, Kerry worked at the Children’s Aid Society for nearly 15 years. There she was the founding director of the Family Wellness Program, which serves families impacted by domestic violence, with a focus on families involved in the child welfare system. Her most recent role at Children’s Aid was as deputy director of the Division of Child Welfare and Family Services, where she oversaw a range of programs serving youth involved in the criminal-legal system, youth aging out of foster care, and families impacted by domestic violence. Prior to joining Children’s Aid, Kerry did direct service work in residential facilities for children and youth, and worked extensively in the areas of rape crisis and domestic violence/teen dating violence prevention and intervention. Kerry is the author of The Teen Relationship Workbook (2001), The Relationship Workbook (2003) and Strategies for Anger Management (2003) and trains nationally on the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare systems. She has served as adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work since 2011.