Joyfields Institute today introduced an innovative service to help organizations evaluate themselves and their programs to determine how they are performing. The premise is that if staff (parts of the whole) undergo periodic employee evaluations, the organization (the whole) ought to as well. Periodic assessments are especially useful for;
understanding how the organization or program is doing,
uncovering challenges to tackle,
articulating more clearly what actions to take, and why
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Daniel R. Lee, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dennis M. Giever, PhD, New Mexico State University
In September 2015, Somerset County, PA, received a 3-year “Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities” grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (under the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs). The goals of this funding program, now known as the “Innovations in Supervision Initiative” (ISI), are to develop and test innovative strategies and implement evidence-based probation and parole approaches. In turn, ISI seeks to improve supervision success rates and increase community safety, by effectively addressing client risk, needs, and recidivism. Receipt of grant funding in Somerset County followed previous successful efforts directed at justice system strategic planning, cross-systems mapping, and implementation of evidence-based approaches.
This study examined bullying and its correlation with school violence. Students at a mid-sized state university, in the southeast region of the United States, were surveyed to determine the different types of bullying they might have experienced: face-to-face at school, by phone or text, and online through social media. Consideration was given to the frequency of bullying type(s) and retaliatory incidents occurring because of a bullying offense. The results indicated that face-to-face bullying at school was more prevalent than phone or text and social media bullying. Sixty-nine percent of the respondents reported knowing or witnessing a retaliatory incident due to a bullying offense.
American schools are supposed to provide a warm, friendly, nurturing environment, so our children may learn and grow up to be responsible citizens. Instead, some of our country’s schools have become scenes of death and destruction because of shooting incidents. School violence and safety has become an important educational issue and affects everyone in our country. Prior research has pointed to the notion of bullying as a contributing factor for school violence (Burgess et al., 2006; Harter et al., 2003; Leary et al., 2003; Sandler & Alpert, 2000).
Interview with Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute, and Founder, Evidence-Based Professionals Society
Please summarize the work you complete and the mission of Joyfields Institute and the Evidence-Based Professionals Society:
I have the good fortune to work with some very talented and committed individuals to understand, inform, and shape the field and other professionals on proven approaches for helping clients they work with be successful. Both companies are vehicles for doing the work. While Joyfields distributes specific evidence-based solutions for organizations and their employees through on-site and online training, programs implementation and organizational performance assessments, the EBPSociety caters to the broader community of evidence-based professionals, and produces live events designed to regularly bring them together to train, acquire professional credentials for their evidence-based expertise, and share lessons learned as they network with each other. The events include EB Pathways, with its two nested Masterclasses for Practitioners and Organizations. The Society also has an active blog and online resources the community is able to access 24/7. The Society also houses an online BETA membership that caters to the community featuring an online e-learning platform for ongoing evidence-based education (updates to come in 2020).