Philip Browning

Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Children Youth and Families

Philip Browning retired as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in January 2017.

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Rank:  Adjunct Faculty
Department:  Children, Youth and Families
Assignment:  VAC

Philip Browning

Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Children Youth and Families

Philip Browning retired as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in January 2017.

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Biography

Philip Browning retired as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in January 2017, where he was responsible for a staff of 8,500, serving 35,000 children with a budget of $2.2 billion. During his tenure, an online policy manual was created and 2,000 new social workers were hired who benefited from a state-of-the-art training program created with the LA Schools of Social Work. A data analytics program was created and major automation initiatives helped to reduce the number of young children in residential care by 50 percent. He received the Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award from the Network for Social Work Management in 2015. Prior to DCFS, Mr. Browning served as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services with 13,000 employees serving 2.5 million clients receiving Medicaid, food stamps, refugee and other benefits. Mr. Browning received recognition for an all-time low food stamp error rate and for meeting stringent Welfare to Work performance standards. Mr. Browning was the first Los Angeles County child support director in 2001 and improved performance to meet all the federal standards and increased collections to over $500 million, which was twice the state average. Mr. Browning has been in senior management positions in the District of Columbia, state of Alabama, military and private industry, where he has received recognition for innovation, creativity and automation.

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Education

Auburn University: M.B.A.
University of Alabama: M.S.W.

Area of Expertise

  • Policy
  • Government
  • Public Policy

Industry Experience

  • Government Administration
  • Education/Learning
  • Public Policy

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