Ms. Balkey currently serves as a Program Associate with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at Children and Family Futures (CFF). In this capacity, she facilitates technical assistance regarding child welfare and substance abuse related issues for multiple projects.
Previous to her employment with CFF, Alexis Balkey was the Program Manager for Riverside County Family Preservation Court, located in Indio, Ca. Ms. Balkey successfully managed a Family Drug Court with multiple funding streams including the most recent SAMHSA Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) federal grant. Ms. Balkey has been part of the implementation and development of the CAM project for the Riverside Family Drug Courts with emphasis in data analysis and collaboration between the key partners.
Ms. Balkey has effectively connected with the wider community of eastern Riverside; linking with the Betty Ford Treatment Center to provide services to children and receives scholarships to the Children’s Program for all eligible participants and an active member in the Coachella Valley Coalition for non-profits.
Ms. Balkey is an active instructor for the William R. Mead Academy located in San Diego, Ca with a teaching emphasis on Case Management, Criminal Justice, Ethics, Gender Studies and Co-Occurring as well as a certified Pro-Act trainer. Ms. Balkey has a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Criminal Justice, both from Temple University. Ms. Balkey is also a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor by the Breining Institute, College for the Advances Study of Addictive Disorders.