Independent Research and Reports

Independent Research and Reports | October 29, 2014

Evaluation of the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Reentry Programs

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Prepared by: Urban Institute Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | August 29, 2013

Transition Age Youth with Complex Needs Entering Adulthood

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United Way of Allegheny County This report analyzes the numbers and needs of young adults with significant medical, intellectual, communication and/or behavioral challenges Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | February 23, 2013

Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data-Sharing While Protecting Privacy

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U.S. Government Accountability Office The U.S. Government Accountability Office examined four innovative data sharing practices (including DHS’s) to determine (1) how selected states or localities have shared data across programs to improve the administration of human services, (2) challenges state and local human services agencies face in balancing privacy protections with greater data sharing, and ...

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Independent Research and Reports | January 29, 2013

Youth Using Behavioral Health Services: Making the Transition from the Child to Adult System

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Addressing the specific needs of youth across multiple life domains as they transition from the children’s behavioral health treatment system to the adult treatment system is critically important. To help quantify these issues and contribute to discussions related to system interventions locally, Allegheny Health Choices, Inc. (AHCI) identified a cohort of youth who turned 17 between ...

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Independent Research and Reports | October 29, 2012

Quality Services Review

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PA Department of Public Welfare Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | October 29, 2012

Practice Innovations in Child Welfare

American Public Human Services Association Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | December 29, 2011

Effect of Mental Health Court on Arrests and Jail Days – A Multi-site Study

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Northwestern University Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | September 29, 2011

Asking Why – Reasserting the Role of Community Mental Health

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Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | July 29, 2011

Framework For Collaboration: Integrating School and Human Services Data In Pittsburgh

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OCD | Developments by the University of Pittsburgh Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | May 29, 2011

How Are the Children? Inspiring Hope. Renewing Vision. Influencing Action. Casey Family Programs 2010 Annual Report

Casey Family Programs Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | July 29, 2010

The Allegheny HealthChoices Program 1999-2009: Improving Access and Quality of Services through Collaboration, Fiscal Management and Quality Oversight

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Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | May 21, 2010

Fighting Hunger While Positively Impacting the Food System – Integrating SNAP Benefits at Pittsburgh Citiparks Farmers’ Markets

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Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | March 29, 2010

Strategies for Improving Homeless People’s Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | February 21, 2010

Advancing Data on Homelessness in Eleven Communities

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs in the Office of Community Planning Development Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | May 29, 2009

Educating Homeless Children in Allegheny County: An Evaluation of Families, Agencies, and Services

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DHS, Duquesne University School of Education and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | October 29, 2008

Building an Interoperable Human Services System – How Allegheny County Transformed Systems, Services and Outcomes for Vulnerable Children and Families

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Stewards of Change Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | October 27, 2008

The State of Technology in Aging Services in Pennsylvania

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Center for Aging Services Technology, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | August 29, 2008

A Worthy Diversion

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The Politics of Mental Illness, The American Prospect Special Report Click to read the full report....

Independent Research and Reports | February 8, 2008

Overview Report of Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Evaluation Findings

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University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Center on Race and Social Problem Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | February 7, 2008

Mental Health Courts – How special courts can serve justice and help mentally ill offenders

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U.S. News and World Report Click to read the full report....

Independent Research and Reports | January 29, 2008

Time for Reform: Investing in Prevention, Keeping Children Safe At Home

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Kids Are Waiting (KAW), the Pew Charitable Trusts Explores how the child welfare system in Allegheny County focuses on prevention services to successfully reduce the number of children in out-of-home placement. Click to read the full report....

Independent Research and Reports | January 3, 2008

Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Evaluation

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University of Pittsburgh Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | December 29, 2007

Behavioral Health Justice-Related Services and Beyond in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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American Jails Magazine, November/December 2007 Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | July 29, 2007

2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book

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Annie E. Casey Foundation Discusses Allegheny County’s investment in intensive, community-and home-based prevention services for families at risk of child abuse and/neglect Click to read the full report....

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Independent Research and Reports | June 29, 2007

On the Move: Helping Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Needs Transition to Adulthood – Partnerships for Youth Transitions (PYT)

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National Network on Youth Transition for Behavioral Health Examines the results of the Partnerships for Youth Transitions initiatives funded by SAMHSA in five communities across the country, including Allegheny County Click to read the full report. ...

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Independent Research and Reports | May 29, 2007

Economic Impact Study 2007 – Presentation – Katz Consulting Team

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University of Pittsburgh Katz, Graduate School of Business An independent analysis of the economic impact of DHS in Allegheny County Click here for the Executive Summary. Click here for the presentation....

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Independent Research and Reports | March 1, 2007

Justice, Treatment, and Cost: An Evaluation of the Fiscal Impact of Allegheny County Mental Health Court

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RAND Corporation Click to read the full report....

Independent Research and Reports | October 29, 2006

An Effective Child Welfare System and Evidence-based Practice for the Child Welfare System

National Family Preservation Network Discusses DHS’s use of innovative, evidence-based practices in the child welfare system to improve outcomes for children and families Click to read the full report....

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