Deborah Cage was born and raised in New Orleans and loves Mardi Gras and New Orleans food. She studied at Southern University in New Orleans, receiving a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work. She was employed as a social worker with the state for over 30 years and retired from the Department of Children and Family Services in 2019. During her career she also worked at the Housing Authority, Economic Stability, Covenant House for runaway and troubled youth; Crescent House for domestic abuse survivors; and with mental health services for children and youth.
During her career at DCFS, she worked and supervised in all of the primary programs including, Child Protective Services, Family Services, and Foster Care. She has experience as a Program Specialist, Placement Specialist and retired as a Consultant working with Title IV-E Interns. She also participated in Child Welfare quality assurance in preparation for Federal Reviews, monitored intake calls and have vast knowledge and experience in the field of Child Welfare.
She currently works as a Contractor for LCWTA, working with Title IV-E Scholars and continue speaking opportunities and training in the field of Child Welfare.