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Top 3 Vocational Rehabilitation Strategies

When someone leaves prison, one of the most critical components of reentering their community is finding a job. Vocational rehabilitation can help recently released individuals stay on the right path, and keep out of prison. But on the other hand, avoiding reincarceration can be next to impossible without the financial, social, and emotional stability …

Data’s Role in the Housing First Movement

Breaking the Cycle for the Chronically Homeless There has been a sea change in the battle against homelessness. For years, organizations dedicated to fighting homelessness have prioritized the underlying causes. Mental health, employment, financial stability, and other issues were addressed based on the theory that helping clients fix these problems …

Place-Based vs. Sector-Based Workforce Development

Workforce development folks know that economic growth is ultimately about people. Companies grow when they can attract and retain strong employees at every level. Communities thrive when employment is high. Good jobs give folks enough income and opportunity to meet their needs and fully engage in the community. However, creating a strong workforce can …

3 Unique Case Management Models

Case management has been around since the 19th century and has evolved into a broad and complex set of practices used in healthcare, social work, and a myriad of related fields. The Commission for Case Manager Certification’s definition provides a great starting point for understanding the range of case management practices and models: “Case management …