JooYeun Chang, Senior Deputy Director, Children's Services Agency

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JooYeun Chang is senior deputy director for MDHHS’s Children’s Services Agency, where she oversees the state’s child welfare system, including Children’s Protective Services, the foster care system, adoption services and juvenile justice programs.

Prior to joining MDHHS in May 2019, Chang served as managing director at Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on improving the child welfare system. She has led work to identify, develop and disseminate information about the most promising best practices in child welfare.

She previously served as head of the Children’s Bureau in the Administration of Children of Families; the Children’s Bureau is the first federal agency to focus exclusively on improving the lives of children and families. There, she administered more than $7 billion in federal programming to support national child protection, foster care, guardianship and adoption programs.

Chang earned a bachelor of arts degree from North Carolina State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.

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