Simulation Modeling Approach for Planning and Costing Jail Diversion

This presentation provides an overview of HSRI's cost simulation model that helps counties assess the feasibility of a jail diversion program in their communities. The model projects the utilization, consumer outcomes, costs, and potential cost savings of jail diversion programs for justice-involved individuals with a mental illness and oftentimes a co-occurring substance use disorder. It can be used to explore the impact of various scenarios and service packages before counties decide to … Read More

Date: 8/2016

Author(s): David Hughes

Colorado Title IV-E Waiver Interim Evaluation Report

The Colorado Title IV-E Waiver Interim Evaluation Report explores the impact of the Title IV-E Waiver (a national child welfare demonstration project) in the first two years of implementation across participating counties (41 counties in Year 1; 48 in Year 2).  Under Waiver flexible funding, the Colorado Department of Child Welfare expects that children, youth, and families will continue to be better served with in-home services and supports rather than out-of-home placements; county departments of … Read More

Date: 2/2016

Author(s): Greg Forehand, Alli Schisler, Megan Villwock

Summit County Reunification Through Recovery Court: Parent and Coach

A descriptive overview of program participants in the Family Reunification Through Recovery Court - a voluntary program offered to some child welfare-involved families in Summit County, Ohio. The information analyzed come from county records, from staff records, and from qualitative interviews that centered on participants' understanding of program requirements and their satisfaction with the program. The report also shares the perspectives of recovery coaches, who support the program participants as part of a … Read More

Date: 12/2016

Author(s): Linda Newton-Curtis

Supported Decision-Making Pilot Year 2

This report presents the results of the second-year evaluation of a pilot project in western Massachusetts. The pilot project is a joint initiative between the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates. The report presents Supported Decision-Making (SDM) evaluation findings regarding the experience of using SDM and an assessment of impacts. … Read More

Date: 11/2016

Author(s): Elizabeth Pell and Virginia Mulkern

NCI Staff Stability Survey Report 2015

The 2015 Staff Stability Report compiles survey data taken from provider agencies regarding the direct support professional (DSP) workforce. Some initial findings include:  Across responding agencies, the turnover rate for DSPs in 2015 ranged from 17.7% to 75.6% and the average across all responding agencies was 44.8%. Vacancy rates for full-time positions ranged from 6.0% to 14.6% with an average of 9.4%. Vacancy rates for part-time positions ranged from 5.9% to 26.6% with an average of 14.6%. DSPs received a median hourly … Read More

Date: 11/2016

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

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