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Dr. Nancy Young

Executive Director and Founder

Children and Family Futures

Dr. Nancy K. Young is the executive director and founder of Children and Family Futures (CFF), a research and policy institute whose mission is to improve safety, permanency, well-being, and recovery outcomes for children, parents, and families affected by trauma, substance use, and mental disorders. Since 2002, she has served as the director of the federally funded National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW). She serves as the director of CFF’s various initiatives, including the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s technical assistance program for Family Drug Courts.

Nancy was recognized by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors as a recipient of the Robert E. Anderson Service Award in 2008 and the Women’s Service Champion Award in 2014. She and her husband fostered and adopted two children who embody the policy and practice issues in which the work of Children and Family Futures is grounded.