Over the past 15 years, JKE&A has worked with more than 50 clients across the U.S. to support improvements in the design and delivery of social services programs. Our experienced teams are grounded in a commitment to excellence and the development of culturally relevant programs and services that truly improve the lives of individuals and communities. We integrate evidence-based and emerging best practices to create solutions that work with real families and communities.
We apply specific expertise, gained through first-hand experience, in areas such as:
- Domestic Foster Care, Adoption, and Permanency Planning
- International Child Protection
- International Adoption
- Anti-Trafficking Services
- Unaccompanied Child Refugee Resettlement and Unaccompanied Minors
- Developmental Disabilities
- Substance Use
- Domestic Violence
- Rural Health
- Family Preservation
- Human Resources
- IT Systems
- Public Assistance
- Public Child Welfare
- Juvenile Justice
- Public Policy
JKE&A believes that innovation and accountability can be achieved though expertise, fresh insights, and a solid operational focus. Our services include:
COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS CHANGE
JKE&A provides guidance and implementable recommendations to organizations seeking to adapt to governmental and societal changes. Our approach to strategic planning includes community assessments and key stakeholder feedback as well as internal assessments of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We tailor our systems change and strategic planning work to the client’s needs and deliver analyses and recommendations that align with their goals.
JKE&A experts have extensive experience with the interpretation and application of State and Federal legislation. JKE&A team members provide insight into regulations and funding associated with Medicaid, Title IV-E, Title II-B, CAPTA, VOCA, and TANF reimbursement for child welfare and clinically indicated intervention services.
PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT & GRANT WRITING
JKE&A has a successful approach to proposal development and grant writing that has helped numerous clients achieve the funding they have sought. Our approach ensures that each proposal clearly outlines the client’s plans for delivering the program’s goals and highlights program elements that will contribute to quality results. We work closely with each client to identify realistic timetables for new programs and to identify potential solutions for challenges that may emerge during implementation.
COA ACCREDITATION CONSULTATION & IMPLEMENTATION
JKE&A works with clients seeking COA Accreditation by utilizing a collaborative, strategic, outcome-driven process that is respectful of all stakeholders. Our project management protocol includes an extensive review of each client’s existing administrative, governance, and program policies, procedures, and practices. We employ an effective process to assess agency readiness, help strengthen the content of the Agency Self-Study document, and help prepare for the On-Site Peer Review. Our approach has helped multiple public and private social welfare agencies achieve COA Accreditation.
COMMUNITY-BASED CARE TRANSFORMATION
JKE&A has supported many clients across the nation in the implementation of large-scale systems changes associated with the transition to Community-Based Care (CBC) models for child welfare services. Our work with clients has included readiness assessment and planning, program and policy development, network development, operations design and implementation, and the transition of legacy caseloads.
JKE&A has also helped clients develop and implement performance-based contracts that address federal and state outcome goals as well as program-specific performance measures. In addition, we assist clients in developing benchmarks and, when appropriate, modifications to contracts. We understand that it can be beneficial for internal policies, procedures, and practices to evolve over time, and work with clients to develop enhanced approaches that support improved outcomes for communities.
STRATEGIC PROGRAM DESIGN & EVALUATION
JKE&A has extensive experience in working with clients to develop and implement social services programs that are on the cutting edge of efficiency and creativity. We encourage clients to identify small, near-term opportunities as well as larger, longer-term systemic changes that will produce positive community transformations. We work with clients to utilize evidence-based and emerging best practices and to develop both short-term and long-term metrics that track program outcomes. We offer a pragmatic approach to innovative program development and evaluation, and provide:
- Development of evaluation strategies and planning
- Development of Logic Models
- Data collection
- Statistical and qualitative analysis
- Report preparation