Janiene Garcia joined the home visiting team at the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) in 2019 and is a Research Program Specialist. She provides data support to programs and partners working on the federal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant in Illinois. Prior to her current role, she established the City of St. Louis College Kids program for the Treasurer’s Office and STL Public Schools, and developed a bilingual Financial Stability Services program for adults with low incomes. She was also previously a home visitor for pregnant and parenting high school students near Chicago. She holds a Master of Social Work and has experience working with schools, families and children in several social service and economic development capacities.