Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Clare Anderson, MSW, LICSW, child welfare expert, joined the staff of Chapin Hall as its first policy fellow in September 2013. As policy fellow, Ms. Anderson supports Chapin Hall's multidisciplinary, data-driven efforts to improve the well being of children and youth, their families, and their communities. Most recently, Ms. Anderson was the deputy commissioner at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration on Children, Youth and Families. While at HHS, Ms. Anderson worked alongside then-Commissioner Bryan Samuels to focus federal efforts on promoting child and family well being and developing an integrated approach to the child welfare goals of safety, permanency, and well being.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall and her work at the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Ms. Anderson spent a decade at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, DC, where she provided technical assistance to states and communities implementing progressive child welfare policies and programs, and monitored child welfare agencies involved in class action litigation. She was a direct practice social worker for the first ten years of her career, serving children and families involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.