Hayley Landes

Policy Analyst

Hayley Landes is a Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. She works with state and local child welfare agencies to build capacity, incorporate evidence-based practices, and prepare for Family First implementation. She collaborates with state partners to infuse child-centered policies and trauma-informed care into system reform initiatives. Her research interests include long-term impacts of childhood trauma, cross-systems collaborations to improve family well-being, and resilience among foster youth.

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Landes was a therapist in residential, in-home, hospital, and school-based programs serving children with acute mental health needs. Her clinical work focused on trauma and reducing the need for out-of-home placements through family support and evidence-based models. She previously served as Deputy Director at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, where she oversaw data analysis and reporting for child welfare and early childhood services. Earlier in her career, Landes was an analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, focusing on education and federal budget issues.

Landes holds a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Skidmore College. She is a licensed clinical social worker in New York.

Master of Arts in Social Work, University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Skidmore College