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What is Assertive Community Treatment?

Communities across the U.S. are increasingly looking for ways to improve mental health services, especially for individuals with serious and severe diagnoses and disabilities. This group not only requires the most intensive clinical treatment and support, but also case management in order to avoid the risks of homelessness, substance abuse, and unemployment. …

Up and Running with ETO: Choice Neighborhoods

The Choice Neighborhoods Data Management The Choice Neighborhoods Program is a part of an interagency partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Departments of Education; Health and Human Services; Justice; and Treasury. This program supports comprehensive strategies at the local level designed to positively transform …

Reducing Caseload Strain for Social Workers

The Negative Effects of Caseload Strain A recent post on Facebook featured a glowing fullmoon. The caption read “Most people – Wow, isn’t the moon beautiful! Social workers – Oh, crap!” Translation – “Our caseloads are already overwhelming, and more cases seem to follow full moons!” The caseloads of most social workers and …

How Social Solutions Supports Reentry Workforce Development Programs

Reentry Workforce Development Programs Almost one in three adults in the United States has a criminal record that can prove to be a barrier to employment. Increasingly, state corrections departments and agencies that partner with them are assessing the work they do and how the criminal justice system should work. Rather than viewing corrections as merely …

5 Reentry Case Work Best Practices

Each year, more than 600,000 citizens return to their communities throughout the U.S. after serving time in federal and state prisons. Meanwhile, 11.4 million people also cycle through local jails. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 1 in 3 Americans of working age have had an encounter with the criminal justice system. Those …