Seasoned professionals committed to using data, technology, and decades of public and private sector experience to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, youth, and families.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing technical assistance, education, training, research, and thought leadership on behalf of public and private agencies focused on reforming human services in child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health across the country with a particular emphasis on data and technology.

 

What We Do

Help leaders use the right data, tools, and strategies to meet and exceed their goals.

Tech Assistance Technical Assistance

We provide innovative technical assistance for public and private agencies working in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, with older youth populations and with other human services to accelerate positive life outcomes for those served.

Tool Development Tool Development

We work with leadership and staff to develop innovative tools that emphasize the use of data, continuous quality improvement, predictive analytics, research and development, and the advancement of race, equity, and inclusion across all levels of decision making and policies.

Organizational Development Organizational Development

We provide affordable and practical access to support and services designed to help agencies realize their organizational aspirations through project specific, individualized strategies.

 
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Positive Impact on Children, Youth and Families

The foundation of our work includes a passionate commitment to improve the health and well-being of the children, youth and families who have become involved in these well-known systems. For us that means:

More equitable outcomes and less disparities
More stability and fewer disruptions in placements and schools
More stable and supported workforce with less turnover
More permanence and less disconnection from lifetime supports
More prevention and community support for families and less system involvement
More children and youth living in homes and less in institutions
More healing and less trauma
The Meaning of Success

“When families and youth have a voice in making critical decisions regarding the trajectory of their case.”

The Meaning of Success

“When agencies have the tools to do the job right.”

 

Who We Are

Experts who know how to deliver practical solutions driven by the empathetic values at the heart of Case Commons.

Teresa Markowitz President and CEO

A leader, reformer, and innovator, Teresa has over 20 years of experience in child welfare and juvenile justice improving outcomes for children in the country’s most fragile families.

Teresa Markowitz
Lisa Macaluso Managing Director, Juvenile Justice

Dedicated to state and local juvenile justice system transformation efforts, with a focus on data-driven policy and practice change to achieve equity, improve outcomes, and to bring system reforms to scale.

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Dara Menashi Managing Director, Child Welfare

Over 20 years of field experience evaluating, designing, and implementing programs in child welfare, juvenile justice, domestic and international economic development, and education.

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Debra Jenkins-Kearney Managing Director, Older Youth

An attorney with more than 15 years of experience in the child welfare system, providing consultation, guidance and technical support to advance authentic youth engagement and achieve improved outcomes for older youth.

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Sarah Cast Bolognini Chief Administrative Officer

Valuing honesty and consistency while using her accounting skills to help further the worthy mission of Case Commons.

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Our Expertise

We are dedicated to accelerating change across human service systems to improve outcomes for the country’s most disadvantaged children, youth, and families.

Advanced Technical Assistance and Training

provided by seasoned system reform experts who work in partnership with local teams

Innovation and Best Practices

tools and models to enhance existing work

Systems Analysis

in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine key leverage points for improvements

Worker Satisfaction and Retention

tools to recruit, train, and retain employees

Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics

interpretation and utilization of data in decision-making

Trauma-Informed, Positive Youth Development, Promising Practices

tools for the most effective methods of service delivery in human services

Equity and Inclusion

tools to assess and measure improvements across service delivery

Policy and Practice Reform

informed by the youth and families impacted

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