Susan Krogmann has driven child safety in Kansas to impressive heights.
Joining DCCCA in June 1996 as the Program Director for Family Preservation in Sedgewick County, one of five regional Kansas programs, Ms. Krogmann took a basic framework for contracted services and put in place the staff, services, and service delivery methods necessary to fulfill the contract and far exceed all expectations for service quality and volume. Family Preservation Services served a total of 2,518 families in its first four years. During program participation, DCCCA had a child safety success rate of 99 percent, exceeding the statewide average of 90 percent. During the six-month period following program participation, child safety averaged 96 percent, far exceeding the statewide average of 80 percent.
Under Ms. Krogmann's clinical direction and leadership, DCCCA consistently exceeded statewide performance measures. This meant that more children than anticipated were kept safely in their homes and did not experience incidents of abuse and/or neglect. The exceptional quality of services provided by Ms. Krogmann and DCCCA resulted in DCCCA's successful bids for three additional regions in Kansas.
In February 2000, Ms. Krogmann became Director of Family Preservation Services, responsible for clinical leadership of all four DCCCA contracted Family Preservation Services (covering approximately half of Kansas). Ms. Krogmann also continues to serve as the Program Director for the Wichita region.
Ms. Krogmann began her career as a social worker for the Mississippi State Welfare Department from 1967-1969, followed by comparable work at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. from 1976-1980. For the next sixteen years, Ms. Krogmann worked at the Salvation Army Booth Family Service Center in Wichita, Kansas as: an Intake Worker for the residential treatment program; a social worker in the Latency Unit, where she counseled children and families, developed treatment plans, and supervised the treatment team; Program Director of Family Preservation Services, where she developed the family preservation program and established policies, protocols, and outcomes measures; and Program Director of Family In-Home Services, where she developed a blended foster care family preservation program that included outcome measures, treatment protocols, and quality assurance measures.