About Molly

Molly Tierney is a Managing Director and the Child Welfare Industry Lead in Accenture’s North America Public Sector Practice, where she leverages her 25+ years of expertise to enable states and cities to improve outcomes for vulnerable citizens. Prior to joining Accenture, Molly spent 10 years as the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services where she managed the City’s child welfare and public assistance programs. During that time she did a TED Talk focused on foster care. At Accenture she is the lead for the Accenture Virtual Experience Solution (AVEnueS), the firm’s groundbreaking immersive learning technique designed to increase the pace with which front line staff become masterful at their work.



Authored blogs

Read Molly’s latest thinking on the most pressing issues facing child welfare.

Talking about racial justice in child welfare

Molly and Jina Braynon call for courage in taking on racial disparity and disproportionality in child welfare.

A child welfare tsunami is coming. Don’t fear it. Forecast it.

Molly challenges child welfare leaders to lean into facts, not fear as they plan for skyrocketing caseloads.

Foster care: right kids in, wrong kids out

How can we reduce the number of kids in foster care without putting them at risk? Molly explains.

Authored content

Discover the power of practice in helping reduce disproportionality in child welfare.

Our roundtable addresses how partnerships between law enforcement and human services can usher in a new normal.

Accenture Virtual Experience Solution: Early adopters are uncovering innovative child welfare use cases.

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Big questions for child welfare

Racial bias and caseworker training

The Biden agenda

Hear more from Molly

Training the caseworker of the future

Taking on racial bias in child welfare

Reform is the destination. Tech is the road.

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