About ICF

Jasmine Hayes

Executive Director, Child Welfare and Education
Jasmine is a child welfare expert with more than 20 years of experience working with local, state, and federal entities to transform systems and change outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Jasmine is an executive director in child welfare and education. As a former child welfare caseworker, she brings more than 20 years of experience in federal/state/local-level program and policy planning, development and implementation, evaluation, and change management. She has authored numerous cross-cutting policy and practice resources as well as presentations for human services audiences, including child welfare, housing and homelessness, and education and employment.

Jasmine is a recognized expert in managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national in scope, with deep expertise in conducting training and technical assistance, and leading projects with internal and external stakeholders. Since 2020, she has led the national Capacity Building Center for States for the Children’s Bureau, where she oversees a diverse team dedicated to supporting state and territorial public child welfare agencies and their partners to strengthen, implement, and sustain effective child welfare practice and achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Earlier in her career, Jasmine served as Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, leading federal efforts to prevent and end homelessness among youth and families with children.

  • MSW, University of Toronto