Social Solutions to Host Webinar on Providing Effective Services to Reentry Populations

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Social Solutions will host a webinar featuring Dr. Edward Latessa, Dr. Kimberly Sperber, and Amy Pipas to discuss the key to providing services for a successful reentry into society.

Social Solutions, the leading provider of performance management software, has opened registration for its December 11 webinar “Do No Harm: Providing Effective Services to Reentry Populations at Each Risk Level.”

The webinar provides insight on successful reentry, along with how much and what types of services are effective for each risk and need level. Participants will also have a chance to hear from actual people using data management in this field.

Moderated by Josie Alleman, Social Solutions' Strategic Initiatives Consultant, the free webinar features the renowned Dr. Edward Latessa, Professor and Director of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Kimberly Sperber, Director of the Center for Health and Human Services Research at Talbert House, and Amy Pipas, ETO Administrator at Operation New Hope.

Dr. Latessa will talk about what services work for different populations and why it is so important to consider risk level when working with participants. Dr. Sperber will talk about using data not only to track the type and amount of services for the different groups, but also to figure out what amount of services actually works in practice. Ms. Pipas will talk about how to make this research work in the field and how her organization, Operation New Hope, tracks their data to make sure they are providing the right services to the right people.

The webinar will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 3 pm-4:30 pm EDT. To register, click here.

Edward J. Latessa received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1979 and is a Professor and Director of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, which currently holds a #1 ranking for research productivity, and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 3 doctoral programs in the nation. Dr. Latessa has published over 140 works in the area of criminal justice, corrections, and juvenile justice. He is co-author of eight books including What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism, Corrections in the Community, and Corrections in America. Professor Latessa has directed over 150 funded research projects including studies of day reporting centers, juvenile justice programs, drug courts, prison programs, intensive supervision programs, halfway houses, and drug programs. He and his staff have also assessed over 600 correctional programs throughout the United States, and he has provided assistance and workshops in over forty-five states. Dr. Latessa served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (1989-90). He has also received numerous awards. Some of the most recent are: Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award presented by the Division of Corrections and Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology (2010), Outstanding Community Partner Award from the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (2010), and Maud Booth Correctional Services Award in recognition of dedicated service and leadership presented by the Volunteers of America (2010).

Kimberly Gentry Sperber received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2003 and has worked in the field for more than 20 years. She is experienced in both conducting research and operationalizing evidence-based practices in the field and currently oversees the Center for Health and Human Services Research (CHHSR) at Talbert House. In her role, Dr. Sperber oversees research in the areas of addiction, mental health, corrections, primary care, and implementation science. Her most recent research has focused on matching correctional program dosage to offender risk, effectively addressing opiate addiction, and evaluating EPICS as a case management model in residential correctional environments. Dr. Sperber is also involved in helping her agency to implement, monitor, and respond to Continuous Quality Improvement metrics that assess the agency’s performance in terms of process, outcomes, and treatment fidelity.

Amy Pipas is the ETO Administrator at Operation New Hope in Jacksonville, Florida. She is responsible for ensuring data accuracy in the ETO system as well as developing reports to analyze how the program is performing. Throughout the past ten years she has worked for non-profits assisting with program coordination and evaluation. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Sociology and a Masters of Arts in Social Policy from Empire State College.

About Social Solutions Global, Inc.: Social Solutions Global, Inc., creators of Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO®) software, equips over 16,000 programs with web-based data-tracking and outcomes-oriented case management tools to improve results, simplify reporting requirements and improve efficiencies in delivering services across agencies and funding streams. Unlike traditional CRM and Case Management tools, ETO software was designed to help agencies improve outcomes by identifying and scaling effective programs. The ETO platform is flexible enough to be uniquely configured based on service population and evidence-based practices models, without the need for custom development to make changes to the software as your organization continues to evolve.
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