Since 2007, JKE&A has engaged with more than 40 clients across the U.S. in human and social services program design and evaluation, accreditation, grant writing, research, cost analysis, and technology needs within public and private, domestic and global organizations. Integrating knowledge that spans these activities, we create common solutions design to improve operational efficiencies, enhance outcomes, change culture, and leverage available funding. We apply our knowledge of child welfare, mental and behavioral health, public assistance, aging, housing, domestic violence, trafficking, education, and migration of children and families to the broad spectrum of organizations and environments reflected in our portfolio. We also provide consultation on blended and braided federal, state, and private funding.

In addition to our Accreditation work, JKE&A engages in Management and Organizational Services – at all levels, agencies must have fresh perspective, a solid operational framework, and metrics to be innovative and accountable. Our customized solutions include:

  • Federal, State, and private grant mining, research, and capture (writing)
  • Strategic planning
  • Buisness development
  • Project design and implementation

Program, Policy, Procedure, and Case Forensics and Solutions

Review, analysis, design, and implementation of strength-based, evidence-based/informed, trauma-informed, pragmatic, client-centered solutions and services

Accreditation

Through our proven approach, JKE&A provides the following accreditation services, which can be tailored to COA and CARF standards

  • Preparation: Strategic Planning and Review; Accreditation Team Development; Timeline Development; Process Performance Management and Risk Prevention Management – initial document and process review; HR Training; Staff Training; Board and Community Presentations; Policy and Procedure Development based on identified gaps
  • Assist with identification of applicable Standards
  • Preliminary Self-Study Preparation and finalization
  • Self-Study development and finalization
  • Preparation for Peer Reviewer Site Visit: Assist with identification of partner surveys; review program activities and case records against standards; prepare staff and Board members; conduct onsite mock interviews with all staff and Board members who will be interviewed; assist with preparation of all hard-copy documents for onsite peer reviewers’ use
  • Onsite or telephonic availability through the Onsite Peer Review
  • Assistance with responding to the Preliminary Commission Report (PCR)

Navigating the Families First Prevention Act

The Federal requirement for accreditation is here and the moment to act is the present. The Families First Prevention Services Act requires child welfare residential treatment programs to achieve national accreditation as the basis for becoming a Qualified Residential Treatment Program. JKE&A provides consultation services uniquely tailored to organizations that prepares them for the accreditation process. JKE&A offers accreditation expertise gained through experience as senior COA staff, peer reviewers for COA, and as leaders of organizations that have been through the process. 100% of our clients have been accredited – and reaccredited – fully or for specific services/programs.

Evaluation

Short-term and Long-term project evaluation models to achieve client fidelity and outcome evaluation needs through:

  • Development of evaluation strategies and planning
  • Development of Logic Models
  • Data collection
  • Statistical and qualitative analysis
  • Report preparation

Systems Change

JKE&A has unique, first-hand experience in System of Care and Community-Based Care environments across multiple states, leading local agency and State-wide transformation and systems change; assisting small and large organizations to shore-up internal policy, procedure, and practice following transition; assisting organizations considering being a lead agency; and writing multiple, successful proposals for State lead agency procurements.