Ms. Hoffman joined the Institute for Human Services (IHS) in 2001. As a consultant for the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare’s (NARCCW), Center for Child Welfare Policy, she confers on child protection and public assistance issues and conducts training program evaluations.
As a policy analyst and training coordinator for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP), Ms. Hoffman gathers and analyzes data for statewide training assessment, designs and implements skill-building interventions, and develops and trains curricula related to public assistance issues, child welfare policy and collaboration among service systems. Ms. Hoffman co-authored the OCWTP Skills in Collaboration training curriculum and A Continuum of Evaluation Strategies.
Ms. Hoffman’s previous experience with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services included collaborating with state legislature and statewide advocacy organizations on policy and budget issues in child welfare, family violence and public assistance. She also served as Executive Assistant to the Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and directed the work of Governor Taft's Child Welfare Reform Shareholders Group in 1999 - 2000.
Ms. Hoffman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the College of Wooster. In 1995, Ohio Governor Voinovich recognized her work on adoption legislation; she received the Adoption Triad Advocate of the Year Award in 1996 for her contribution to adoption reform and the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) Advocate of the Year award in 1997.