Bill Kearney is a 41-year professional of the youth services field. He has spent the last 17 years of his career helping government agencies and non-profit organizations transform to meet today’s needs and challenges. As a seasoned planner | facilitator | analyst, Bill has led organizations to find solutions to complex human services and public safety issues.
Prior to founding WBK&A, Inc. in 2001, Bill planned and led the implementation of teen programming and gang/delinquency prevention and intervention efforts for Boys & Girls Clubs of America; added family literacy and drug treatment services to RW Brown Community Center’s offerings for Crime Prevention Association of Philadelphia; oversaw administration and management for the National Criminal Justice Reference Services; and held planning and analysis positions with the New York State Division for Youth.
Kearney’s client list includes federal, tribal and state agencies as well as non-profit organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, the U.S. Army, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and New Mexico Department of Health along with over 150+ others. Bill has facilitated over 80 strategy planning processes for agencies and organizations nationwide. Topics he has provided support to include homeland/domestic security, justice information systems, human trafficking/child sex trafficking, missing children and other vulnerable populations, unaccompanied immigrant children and families, youth gangs, youth in foster care, afterschool programming, teen services, and instructional programming for children and teens.
Kearney is the author of Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals®, and creator of the iOS/Android/Windows app, E-QYP®, improving the way direct care workers and volunteers interact with and provide activities to children and adolescents. Kearney guest lectures for Clemson University’s graduate program in Youth Development Leadership, and University of Georgia’s Human Development and Family Science Department.
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