Jill Duerr Berrick

Global Fellow

Professor, School of Social Welfare and Center for Child and Youth Policy, UC Berkeley (USA)



Jill Duerr Berrick is the Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor at the School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley, and Professor II at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen.

Dr. Berrick’s research focuses on the child welfare system and efforts to improve the experiences of children and families touched by foster care. Her interests target the intersect of poverty, early childhood development, parenting and the service systems designed to address these issues. Berrick’s research approach typically relies upon the voices of service system consumers or providers to identify the impacts of social problems and social service solutions on family life.

Dr. Berrick’s research focus includes:

  • Systems of Care for Children/Families/Elderly
  • Family Policy
  • Child and Family Poverty
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Foster Care
  • Kinship Care
  • Child Welfare Services