Denice Murray

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  • 35200 Management Essentials

Job experience

  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services - former Chief of Staff, Executive Deputy Director, Deputy Director of Regulation and Monitoring, Deputy Director of Licensing, Ombudsman, Administrator of Preparation for Adult Life Program, and Child Welfare Specialist.

  • Chicago Child Care Society – former CEO.

  • Child Care Association of Illinois – former Associate Director and registered lobbyist for child welfare issues.

  • Certified Trainer in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Mediation Skills Training from Northwestern University and Fellow of Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform/Multi-System Integration Program.

Fields of Special Interest

  • How race influences child and family reunification 
  • What contributes to the higher incidence of child maltreatment in relative foster homes