Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Evidence-Based Associates (EBA), a national firm that works with state and local agencies to identify and implement evidence-based programs for at-risk youth, has hired Janine Robinson as project specialist for the district’s Families First Project. Robinson will be responsible for overseeing the programs provided to youth and families.
In 2011, the Families First project was established by the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, in partnership with EBA, to help expand the utilization of evidence-based practices for youth and families throughout the district. Families First opens access to home-based, family-focused alternative treatments for children at risk of being removed from their homes due to their behavior, family unrest or parent-child conflicts. As part of this initiative, EBA provides pre-implementation, implementation and oversight management for local providers as they prepare to implement evidence-based programs for the district's most vulnerable youth and families.
Robinson comes to EBA with five years of management experience and a strong background in customer relations. Prior to joining EBA, Robinson served as a licensed sales producer and office manager for State Farm Insurance in Brooklyn, New York. She currently resides in Temple Hill, Maryland.
“We are thrilled to have Janine join our team,” says Dan Edwards, president of EBA. “With her experience and leadership skills, we will be able to address the needs of hundreds of high-risk youth in the Washington area and further expand implementation of model programs across the country.”
Evidence-Based Associates (EBA) is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of juvenile justice systems through the use of performance-based contracts. EBA works directly with policy-makers and professionals that serve high-risk youth by implementing new ways to reduce costs and improve outcomes for youth, their families and the communities in which they live.