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Founder of Georgia Kinship Project

Deja Williams, MSW

Deja Williams is the founder of Georgia Kinship Project. The organization was founded in response to the lack of resources available to relative caregivers parenting children at-risk for entering foster care. Prior to the founding of the organization Mrs. Williams worked for the Department of Family and Children's Services. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbus State University. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. 

As a professional social worker, Mrs. Williams has mostly worked in child welfare as a placement and permanency specialist, foster care case manager, and kinship coordinator.  She has also worked in counseling, family mediation, and the nonprofit sector. As a professional, she has studied the outcomes of quality placement matching and the impact of kinship foster homes. She has conducted research on the Court Appointed Special Advocates. She studied the effectiveness of CASA programs and improving the outcomes for children in foster care.

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