Raihan Ahmed worked for the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) under the DC Government for the last fourteen years. Currently he is working as an Analyst for the DC Department of Mental Health to analyze the performance indicators and to provide technical assistance for improving program outcomes for the mental health clients.
After graduating from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1994, he joined the Department of Human Services as a Social Worker and later on, he was promoted as a Supervisor of the Licensing and Monitoring Administration. He supervised the program monitoring staff at CFSA for the last nine years, as he was responsible for monitoring private child welfare agencies contracted with the District of Columbia. As a Supervisor, he largely contributed to improve private agencies’ performance to meet their mandated child welfare services.
In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla, Raihan Ahmed talks about his works on child welfare. His research interest involves child welfare, program monitoring, performance outcome, and contract management.
In 2004, he presented a paper on the “District of Columbia’s Child Welfare Monitoring Model” in the annual conference sponsored by the American Evaluation Association. He has numerous published and unpublished research works on child welfare, refugee children, child labor and gender issue. He is the proud member of the National Association of Social Workers.