Child Welfare and Justice Transformation International (CWJT) was founded by Tom Rawlings, who brings his long career in juvenile justice, child protection, and capacity-building to the needs of ministries and organizations serving children in the US and around the world.
Over three decades, Tom has served the State of Georgia (US) as an attorney, juvenile court judge, child rights ombudsman, and director of the State Division of Family and Children Services. He holds a law degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters' in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. Certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children as Child Welfare Law Specialist, he understands how to implement best practices in child protection. He formerly served as an abogado consultor for the Mexican government and worked to protect children of Mexican citizens living in the US.
In addition to his work in the US, Tom served as the Guatemala country director for International Justice Mission, where he built and led a team of Guatemalan professionals who worked with government prosecutors and courts to protect and treat child sexual abuse victims, prosecute offenders, and train child abuse professionals. He has trained child welfare, justice, and human rights professionals across the US as well as in Armenia, Romania, and Thailand.
At CWJT, we've built a team of trainers, evaluators, investigators, and policy and practice experts who stand ready to help you improve your programs.