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August 25, 2014 |  by Jesse Russell

NCCD’s ad hoc analytics staff are data scientists for human service agencies. Using data your agency already has, we provide on-demand data analytics and reporting to help your agency achieve its desired impact for the clients you...

August 20, 2014 |  by Scott Burdick, Progam Manager, Orange County Social Services Agency

Orange County (California) has been an NCCD SafeMeasures® client for 15 years. Expert user Scott Burdick, Program Manager II in Orange County Social Services Agency, talks about how SafeMeasures helps his agency improve outcomes and...

August 18, 2014 |  by Danna Kipnis, Staff Development Officer, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

As a staff development officer for the Department of Public Social Services in Riverside County, California, I have been the primary support person for SafeMeasures® training and implementation for the past seven years.

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August 13, 2014 |  by Matt Wade, Business Development Associate, NCCD

In late 2007, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) launched the Children’s Services System Transformation (Transformation) in order to address a number of concerning outcomes regarding Virginia’s child welfare system. Chief among these outcomes were that Virginia maintained the...

August 11, 2014 |  by Sarah Hesse, Business Analyst, NCCD

As we often assert, a primary goal of SafeMeasures® is to provide people with data in a way that supports their work. A great example is our maps, which we added to SafeMeasures in 2006—initially to show where foster care children are...

August 4, 2014 |  by Matt Wade, Business Development Associate, NCCD

In 2008, during my time as the manager of the Outcome-Based Reporting and Analysis (OBRA) unit at the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), we were fortunate to acquire SafeMeasures®. For the first time, we were...

July 28, 2014 |  by Tim Connell, Director of Application Development, NCCD

After 15 years of providing analytical services to child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, the SafeMeasures® team has learned that you cannot simply provide access to outcome data and expect that positive changes will happen. Real change requires a commitment to examining the...

July 22, 2014 |  by Pete Quigley, Managing Director of Information Systems, NCCD

In a few months, I will be retiring from NCCD after more than 25 years. I have been reflecting on how changes in technology during my tenure at NCCD have impacted the research and services we provide our clients. 

Before joining NCCD in the mid ‘80s, I worked for the Wisconsin...

July 21, 2014 |  by Sarah Hesse, Business Analyst, NCCD

SafeMeasures®, NCCD’s analytics and reporting service, takes case management data and presents it in a series of easy-to-use reports, charts, and graphs that human services agencies can use to improve performance and outcomes...

July 16, 2014 |  by Daphnne Brown, Director of Family Involvement & Outreach at Families Together NYS

As someone who has both personal and professional experience with the status offense and court systems, I was pleased to present alongside staff from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s recent...