Housing Assistance Benefits Homeless Ex-Offenders

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), together with the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has released a report titled Achieving Successful Community Re-Entry upon Release from Prison. The study examines a population of 12,202 ex-offenders released from a Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) facility in State Fiscal Year (SYF)…

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Youth Released from Juvenile Rehabilitation Institutes Suffer from Homelessness

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) with participation from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA) has released a report titled Impact of Homelessness on Youth Recently Released from Juvenile Rehabilitation Facilities. The population for this report consists of 962 youth offenders released from a JR institution in 2010 and 2011….

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Family Group Decision Making: A Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on Out-of-Home Placement

In 1999, Allegheny County became the first county in Pennsylvania to implement Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), an intervention designed to improve safety and permanency for maltreated children. FGDM involves bringing a family’s natural support system to the table with the formal child welfare system when making critical decisions, including placement decisions. In 2011, with…

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The Unique and Combined Effects of Homelessness and School Mobility on the Educational Outcomes of Young Children

This study examined the unique and combined associations of homelessness and school mobility with educational well-being indicators, as well as the mediating effect of absenteeism, for an entire cohort of third-grade students in Philadelphia. Using integrated archival administrative data from the public school district and the municipal Office of Supportive Housing, multilevel linear models were…

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Behavioral Health Problems in Adolescence (Washington State)

Abstract: Findings from administrative data for youth age 12 to 17 enrolled in Medicaid This report demonstrates the use of state administrative data to measure adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and to quantify associations between these experiences and behavioral health problems identified during adolescence. The adverse experiences reported include the occurrence of the following in the…

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Washington State Study on High School Outcomes for DSHS-Served Youth

Abstract: Graduation and Drop-out Rates for Students Who Were 9th Graders in 2005-2006 High school progress indicators and outcomes are described for a statewide cohort of youth served by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This report is the first product of a federally funded cross-agency effort (ARRA, 2009) that provided…

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Employment Outcomes Associated with Rapid Re-housing Assistance for Homeless DSHS Clients in Washington State

Abstract: Programs providing Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRR) assistance served 15,057 individuals in 2010, according to the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Assistance may include rent assistance, relocation and stabilization assistance, security deposits, utility payments and other financial help to help stabilize someone at risk of losing their current…

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High School Outcomes for DSHS-served Youth (Washington State)

Abstract: Graduation and Drop-out Rates for Students Who Were 9th Graders in 2005-2006 High school progress indicators and outcomes are described for a statewide cohort of youth served by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This report is the first product of a federally funded cross-agency effort (ARRA, 2009) that provided…

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Washington State August 2012 Housing Reports

Permanent Options for Recovery-Centered Housing: Year 1 Annual Report The Housing Status of Individuals Discharged from Behavioral Health Treatment Facilities Identifying Homeless and Unstably Housed DSHS Clients in Multiple Service Systems

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New Article Highlights IDS Use in LA County

A new article in the California Journal of Politics and Policy highlights effective integrated data system use through the illustrative example of recent efforts to restructure Los Angeles County’s General Relief Program. The article is available from the publisher at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cjpp.2012.4.issue-2/cjpp-2012-0005/cjpp-2012-0005.xml Citation Byrne, T., Metraux, S., Moreno, Culhane, D. P., Toros, H., & Stevens, M….

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LA County Recognized as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate

On March 14, 2012, IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program announced Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and Chief Executive Office Service Integration Branch (CEO-SIB) as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala…

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