Carissa Spurlock, Torrance DCFS Office, is a champion for families. She goes above and beyond to keep families together and reunite families wherever possible. In one case, a child’s grandmother…Read The Full Story »
Virginia Pryor was appointed Chief Deputy Director of DCFS in December 2019. She has 30 years of experience in child welfare and social policy with a focus on bringing tangible hope to organizations and communities through human service innovation, leadership development, and strategic system and policy reform.
Ms. Pryor most recently served as the Senior Director of the Casey Family Programs Los Angeles Field Office, and previously as the Director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services – overseeing Child Welfare and the Office of Family Independence. Prior to her work in Georgia she served for over 11 years with Casey Family Programs, a national child welfare foundation based in Seattle, Washington.
Her commitment to hope and inspiration also extends to her volunteer work as a mentor for youth in the foster care system, as well as her service as past Board Member and President of the Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW) – an organization whose mission is to advocate for culturally appropriate services for African American children and families in the child welfare system. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the Schools of Social Work at Howard University and Virginia Commonwealth University, working to prepare the next generation of child welfare advocates.
Ms. Pryor is also the Principal of Immersion Consulting, which allows her to demonstrate purposeful inspiration by building the capacity of individuals, groups and organizations to both lead and serve.