The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training (CICM) has assembled an extraordinary group of more than 40 researchers and experts from multiple disciplines and major research universities and organizations across the country. CICM’s mission is to advance research in the prevention and intervention of child maltreatment.

Funded by a $6,496,050 grant, CICM conducts two large research projects and several pilot projects.

Center Director

Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD, MSW is the Ralph & Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work at The Brown School and a core professors of the Master of Public Health program at The Brown School. She is a nationally known researcher in child maltreatment and outcomes, child welfare policy, and cross-sector services participation and coordination. She is the author and co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books with the majority focused on child maltreatment.