Lorrie L. Lutz is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Fedcap Group, overseeing strategic planning, engagement and communications, innovations in program design, the Community Impact Institute, the National Center for Innovation and System Improvement, the Leadership Academy and the agency-wide Metrics That Matter initiative.
Lorrie brings a wealth of experience in large scale system change, program design and implementation, technology implementation, and public policy reform. In her work with The Fedcap Group Lorrie has developed Get Ready!™ and PrepNOW!™ –web-based, interactive platforms to advance the educational success, college entrance and graduation of youth in foster care.
Prior to coming to Fedcap, Lorrie served as the President of L3 P Associates, a consulting firm specializing in enhancing the quality of social services. Lorrie also served as faculty for the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and was a primary author of the Center’s Crossover Youth Practice Model. She was also on the faculty for the Casey Family Programs Breakthrough Series on topics such as Reducing Disproportionality and Disparate Outcomes in the Child Welfare System, Improving Child Safety Assessments, Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention, and Trauma Focused CBT.
Lorrie authored numerous white papers and is nationally recognized for her expertise in child welfare, juvenile justice and system reform. A sampling of her publications include: Relationship Between Resource Families, Birth Families and the System of Care-Preventing the Triangulation of the Triangle of Support; Recruitment of Resource Families-The Promise and the Paradox; Concurrent Planning to Achieve Child Permanency; Achieving Permanence For Children- A Daunting Challenge; and Promising Practices in Adoption Competent Mental Health Services.
Lorrie’s past professional experience includes serving as the Commissioner of the Division for Children Youth and Families for the State of New Hampshire, Bureau Chief for Family Services for the State of Idaho, Director of Community Services for Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, and Director of Community Programs for Catholic Charities in Minnesota.
Lorrie received her undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Minnesota and her graduate degrees in Human Resources and Public Policy Administration from Webster University in St. Louis