Alexandra Citrin

Alexandra Citrin

Senior Policy Analyst


alexandra.citrin@cssp.org

At CSSP

I help federal and state elected officials develop policies and funding priorities to advance equity in ways that promote better results for children, youth, and families. My policy expertise includes child welfare system and finance reform, health care, and immigration. I also focus on using frontline practice-knowledge to inform equity-focused policymaking and providing technical assistance to state and local child welfare systems, including National Quality Improvement Centers funded through the Administration for Children and Families and child welfare systems operating under federal consent decree.

I do this work because

I believe that an equity focus is the right way to do the work and that children and families deserve every opportunity to live together safely and be successful.

Work History

  • Family Advocate, Center for Family Representation, Inc.

Education and Awards

  • M.S.W., University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • M.P.P., Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Middlebury College
  • Child Welfare Scholar at the University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Ford School Award Recipient based on merit and community involvement

When the day is done

I serve as a board member for Hope and a Home—a transitional housing program in DC using a multi-generational approach to break the cycle of poverty.