Charlotte Halbert

Associate Policy Analyst

Charlotte Halbert is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. In her role, Halbert supports Chapin Hall’s work with state government and child welfare agencies implementing system transformation initiatives. Her work centers on the adoption and implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act within several jurisdictions to improve the lives and well-being of children and families. Halbert’s contributions include project planning, capacity building support, policy research, and qualitative data collection. She is especially interested in continuous quality improvement strategies and the application of evidence-based, trauma-informed practices to better support families and build healthy communities.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Halbert was the Philanthropic Initiatives Officer at RefuSHE, where she supported the organization’s mission to provide trauma-informed holistic services to unaccompanied and orphaned young refugee women, girls, and their children in Nairobi, Kenya. In this role, Halbert organized grassroots fundraising campaigns and outreach, developed stakeholder engagement tools, and drafted large-scale grant proposals and reports. She has additional communications and fundraising experience through her work as Development Specialist at Year Up Greater Boston. Prior to these roles, Halbert served as Project Assistant at Initiatives Inc. in Boston and supported the coordination of multiple USAID health systems strengthening projects.

Halbert holds a Master of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from the University of Virginia.

Master of Public Policy, University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French, University of Virginia

Thomas, K., & Halbert, C. (2021). Transforming child welfare: Prioritizing prevention, racial equity, and advancing child and family well-being. National Council on Family Relations Policy Brief.