Alexis Balkey, MPA
Ms. Balkey currently serves as the Program Manager for the National FDC Training and Technical Assistance Program at Children and Family Futures, Inc. (CFF). She assists with project management and reporting tasks to compile and synthesize information on the lessons, results and policy and practice innovations of the FDC TTA Program. Additionally, she provides training and technical assistance to FDCs across the nation responding to over 900 requests in less than five years. Ms. Balkey is a Change Leader for the Statewide System reform initiative aimed at spreading the reach of Family Drug Courts to all families within the child welfare system impacted by substance abuse disorders. Previous to her employment with CFF, Ms. Balkey was the Program Manager for Riverside County Family Preservation Court, located in Indio, CA where she successfully managed a Family Drug Court with multiple funding streams including the SAMHSA Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Federal grant. Ms. Balkey is an instructor for the William R. Mead Academy located in San Diego, CA with a teaching emphasis on case management, criminal justice, ethics, gender studies, cultural competency and co-occurring disorders.
Ms. Balkey is a certified addictive disorder counselor by the Breining Institute, College for the Advanced Study of Addictive Disorders with robust knowledge of alcohol and other drug treatment programs. Ms. Balkey received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University and is currently attending California State University, San Bernardino to obtain a Masters of Public Administration.