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Carol J. Collins

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Carol J. Collins

Assistant Agency Director, Children and Family Services
Alameda County Social Services Agency
Expertise: 
programming for high-risk, urban and minority youth
health and wellness of Alameda County youth
adolescent health services
child abuse prevention and intervention programs
partnernships among schools, cities, the county and the community for health services
support for children entering the foster care system

Biography

Carol J. Collins is an assistant agency director with the Alameda County Social Services Agency, overseeing the Children and Family Services Department. Collins has spent most of her career in the department of Children and Family Services and has worked in every program area: emergency response, dependency investigation, family preservation, family maintenance, family reunification, long-term care, shelter care, independent living skills, child welfare worker, training, and adoptions. In 1999, Collins was appointed division director of community services/intake, during which time she provided helped focus services on child abuse prevention and early intervention programs, including Neighborhood Services and Another Road to Safety (ARS). Additionally, Collins has provided leadership in the planning and operation of the department's first Assessment Center, which opened in August 2002. The Assessment Center is designed to lessen the trauma of children coming into foster care, to allow for a medical and mental health screening, and to appropriately place children.

P.O. Box 917
Oakland  California  94604-0917
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 780-8600
Office Fax: 
(510) 670-6230

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