Mr. Sobem Nwoko, EBP Society president, stated that "As the title reflects our purpose with the survey is to help focus our efforts on how best to support practitioners and organizations in the field as the “infant” evidence-based movement evolves. We thank the community for embracing the survey and for their feedback and insights".
Certified Evidence Based Organizations (CEBO) are recognized for abilities and accomplishments they demonstrate in the area of evidence based policies, programs, and practices. The certification process examines five areas at these organizations;
Knowledge and use of evidence based policies, programs, and practices
Demonstrating of effective leadership
Organizational culture and assessment
Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
Building capacity and sustainability
Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute and Founder of the EBP Society said, “The very idea of assessing oneself although exciting can be daunting for the individual, let alone a large and very visible organization. We congratulate the department on this milestone as they demonstrate a commitment to delivering best-in-class services and support staff and customers expect and should receive".
In a statement Chief John Keene said, "I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to the Joyfields Institute. President Sobem Nwoko and Dr. David Myers are acknowledged leaders in the world of Evidence Based approaches. We here at the San Mateo County Probation Department are confident that, with President Nwoko and Dr. Myers' assistance, we are well on the road to becoming an industry leader in Community Corrections."
Mr. Nwoko further stated, ‘...employees of any organization and their customers seeking supports and services, voluntarily or otherwise, can expect practices that are best in class and proven. The evidence tells us the team at San Mateo County Probation Department is such an organization and the county should be proud to have such an organization serving its citizens.”
EBP Society certification programs provide an outstanding opportunity for organizations and their staff to enhance their evidence based approaches, culture and proficiencies - all in a continuing effort to provide exceptional service to staff and clients”
About San Mateo County Probation Department
The mission of the San Mateo County Probation Department is to enhance community safety, reduce crime, and assist the victims of crime through offender accountability and rehabilitation. We accomplish our mission by striving to achieve the following goals:
On an ongoing basis, enhance, maintain, and deliver a high level of innovative and quality services and programs.
Continue to use evidence based assessment tools to supervise offenders according to risk level.
On an ongoing basis, advance communication and collaboration, internally and with partners.
Become a certified evidence based organization.
Enhance and expand victims' services and the restoration of victims.
EBP Society is the Society for Evidence based Organizations and Professionals. The society helps build capacity and enhance the careers of organizations and professionals in the human and social services fields by promoting adoption of evidence based and strength-centered approaches everywhere, providing efficient access to evidence based education and resources, and facilitating professional certification in Evidence Based and Strength-Centered expertise.
Its membership are organizations and professionals dedicated to evidencec based and strength-centered practices, programs and policies. Learn more at http://www.ebpsociety.org
About Joyfields Institute for Professional Development
Joyfields Institute standardized Evidence based & Strength-centered programs and supports training and performance evaluation through its workshops, conferences and webcasts. Later it created EBP Society, the community for evidence based professionals and organizations. These individuals and companies demonstrate a commitment to the evidence based movement.
In 2015 the institute introduced EvalMeasures Software, designed to help professionals gather, evaluate and report data to sustain work they do. Learn more at http://www.joyfields.org.
Are You Ready for The New World of Workforce Development?
By Najwa Khalaf
It’s Coming……..the New World of Workforce Development……Are You Ready??
Are you ready for the new trends in Workforce Development?? Do you have the partnerships in place and are able to align with current workforce systems that lead to success for the hardest to serve on their road to livable wages?
The new world of Workforce Development will help support the alignment of workforce , public assistance, and reintegration programs with education and economic development to create an accessible, high quality and robust system for those needing support in their job search journey and employment placement. This new alignment between agencies, helping their customers obtain employment, is designed to leverage resources and opportunities for increasing employment placement, retention, earnings, education attainment. Thus, it creates a seamless one-stop model leading to reduced dependency on welfare programs and reduce recidivism of justice involved citizens, while helping the clients become successful contributing members of their communities where they live. This one-stop model will be customer driven, serve all customer bases and help drive regional economies.
By aligning these systems to work and be housed together, customers will have easy access to core programs that will build and sustain a community’s Talent Pipeline will move individuals and families on to livable wages.
The new system integrations that will support your customers will include although not limited to: Reintegration of Offenders, TANF, Mature Workers, Veterans, Dislocated from Employment, SNAP, Ticket to Work, Employers and Post-Secondary Education.
Joyfields Institute offers a comprehensive set of programs to help you and your staff learn more about these current trends for addressing workforce development needs of hard to serve populations in the new alignment of systems, and how it can support your clients in Employment outcomes. We offer staff training and capacity building support as public or privare customized onsite workshops. Tell us how we can help.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog as part of the restructuring process of our website. Our aim is to provided evidence based content of value to help accelerate your efforts in the field. If you find value in the content we provided here, consider joining the EBP Society and enjoy in-depth content, elearning, and event discounts.
ATLANTA, April 9, 2014 -- "...when we work with any human being, professionals must aspire to proven methods anlogo cebo1d approaches at all times - anything less ought to be deemed criminal." - Sobem Nwoko, Founder
In a joint statement today, the Evidence-Based Professionals Society and Joyfields Institute for Professional Development announced that The Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project of Hampton Roads, VA better known as The STOP Organization - Hampton Roads, VA became the first agency worldwide to meet the global standards to earn a provisional certification as a Certified Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO). To earn this distinction, The STOP Organization, also known as, underwent months of in-depth self-evaluation of the work they do and the degree to which they are evidence-based for serving their clients
The Evidence-Based Professionals Society and Joyfields Institute for Professional Development today jointly announced that the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office today has achieived the requirements for provisional certification as a Certified Evidence-Based Organization. To earn this distinction, Bershire County Sheriff's Office underwent months of in-depth self-evaluation and implementation of evidence-based approaches to enhance how they serve clients and staff.
Tule River Indian Youth Project (TRIYP) has completed the Fourth annual evaluation of the program which it began in 2010. The evaluations were conducted by Joyfields Institute, led by Dr. David Myers. In 2010, Tule River Tribal Nation received a 4-year grant from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Corrections Standards Authority, under the Tribal Youth Grant Program. This funding program is built upon the beliefs and values associated with Native culture, specifically as defined in the four Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) principles: