Assistant Executive Director, Office of Child Protection, Los Angeles County
Carrie Dunbar Miller is the Assistant Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection (OCP). Previously, she served as the Manager for the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office’s Service Integration Branch (SIB), overseeing the Countywide Gang Strategy, Education Coordinating Council, Information Technology Infrastructure Development Unit, Research and Evaluation Unit, Contracting and Administrative Support Unit, Housing and Homeless Unit, and various initiatives integrating services for system-involved transition-aged youth across departments. Before joining SIB, she served as Director of the Los Angeles County Education Coordinating Council, a collaborative body charged with raising the educational achievement of foster and probation youth. Miller received her Ph.D. from Howard University. During her graduate work she completed field service assignments and internships in a variety of settings. Since coming to Los Angeles, Miller has served as a consultant to the Los Angeles County Emancipation Program Design Team, to First 5 LA’s Partnership for Families Initiative and to the Los Angeles County Service Integration Action Plan “Access to Services” Workgroup. Previously, she was the Education Program Director for United Friends of the Children, working with foster and probation youth ages 12 to 23 on getting them to and through 4-year colleges/universities. She currently is leading a variety of initiatives in the areas of prevention, child safety, and data sharing.