If you missed our recent webinar, “Implementing RBA in the Children and Family Sector,” you’re in luck! We’ve recorded the webinar and it is available for you to view below.

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About the Webinar :

Ensuring child and family well-being and protection faces a complexity of challenges. Results-Based Accountability (RBA) provides a simple, disciplined framework to take action and measure the impact of prevention, early intervention and protective services. This webinar will provide three examples of using RBA to set a vision of success; measure the current situation and improve the future for children and families.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn practical ways to implement RBA for Child Protection and Well-Being
  • Have examples of performance measures for specific child and family support and intervention services
  • Understand a comprehensive approach to tracking performance measures statewide using the Clear Impact Scorecard.
  • Learn of successful curves that continue to be improved in child, youth and family well-being.

About the Presenter:

Karen Finn HeadshotMs. Finn has extensive experience in using Results-Based Accountability, particularly in the areas of children, youth and family policy. She was the Chief of Programs and Policy for the Maryland Governor’s Office for Children (GOC) from 2005 until 2008. This office supports the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet in its mission to improve the well being of all the children and families of Maryland through interagency collaboration and state/local community partnerships. Ms. Finn had specific responsibility for building capacity throughout Maryland’s child-serving agencies and communities on both the state and local level to use the Results-Based Accountability approach in developing strategic action plans and budgets to improve child and family well-being.

In conjunction with the Executive Director and Children’s Cabinet, Ms. Finn transformed the GOC’s funding and reporting process to implement a Results and Performance Accountability system; developed Maryland’s 3-year Children’s Plan to improve targeted state indicators of child and family well-being; negotiated community partnership agreements with 24 local jurisdictions using a Results Strategic Planning System and a mutual gains negotiation process. These agreements allowed local jurisdictions to implement Local Access Mechanisms, Systems of Care, High-Fidelity Wraparound, Community Based Resource Development, Gang Prevention Strategies, Truancy Prevention, Youth Assets Development Programs and other intervention and prevention strategies. Ms. Finn built capacity and implemented the use of headline performance measurement system for all GOC funding.