The Children’s Village President and CEO Dr. Jeremy Kohomban testified before the NYC Council’s Committee on Juvenile Justice on September 21. Citing research and frontline experience, his testimony highlighted the critical need for family engagement to the long-term success of youth involved with the justice system. Dr. Kohomban concluded with three specific recommendations. More Info
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Jeremy C. Kohomban is the President and CEO of The Children’s Village, President of The CV Institute and its Center for Child Welfare Research, and President of Harlem Dowling. The Children’s Village and Harlem Dowling provide a broad continuum of programs including evidence-based support for families, shelters for homeless youth and immigrant children, alternatives to incarceration, non-secure detention, adoption and foster care services, alternative schools, affordable housing, and specialized services for nearly 20,000 children and families annually. The Children’s Village is the Gold Prize winner of the New York Community Trust-New York Magazine’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding management practices, and the 2015 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption award for advocacy in support of adoption issues.
Dr. Kohomban is an author, advocate and expert in child welfare and juvenile justice. His leadership has been recognized by The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other publications. Most recently, he testified before the United States Congress, Senate Finance Committee and elaborated on the need for finance reform that supports children, families and communities. City Limits magazine identified him as a leader with a “clear vision for the future.” In his book, From Pariahs to Partners, How Parents and their Allies Changed New York City’s Child Welfare System, author David Tobis describes him as “one of the most parent-focused, reform-minded, and effective administrators in the field of child welfare”. In 2013, Dr. Kohomban was honored by the Child Welfare League of America for Exemplary Innovative Service Resulting in Positive and Successful Outcomes for Children and, in 2011, by the Alliance for Children and Families with the Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award for his dedication and effectiveness in the child welfare field.
Dr. Kohomban serves and served on various boards including NYC’s Child Welfare Watch, Child Welfare Organizing Project, The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Effective Family Services and Systems, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), the Washington D.C. based American Youth Work Center which publishes the periodical Youth Today, Iraqi Children Foundation, and Charity Navigator’s Advisory Panel. He has earned a reputation as a leader who effectively blends human services with accountability and a pragmatic business sense.
Dr. Kohomban received a Masters degree from Long Island University in New York and a Ph.D. from Regent University’s School for Business and Leadership in Virginia.