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Fun with Data...Really??? (With Video!)

Posted by Lisa Sayler on 2/7/18 9:58 AM

Fun with Data Management…. Really?

How many of you community corrections practitioners dread pulling together month end, quarter end or worse…year end program results? 

So, you are wondering why I would include “fun” in the same sentence as data management.  What’s more surprising is it’s me who is having fun with data management.  I am not a big data person.  Research, spreadsheets, data analysis, not my cup of tea.    Include me in on a problem solving, “what works” or implementation discussion and I’ll let someone else do all the research. 

However, you’d be surprised how much better data can be when you don’t have to do any data entry to view basic and complex data analysis for your community corrections program operations.  

Check out an example of just one way we make data fun in our newest data management video “Fun with Data Management - Monitor History”.

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Topics: Community Corrections, Evidence Based Practices, Community Corrections Professional, Technology, Software, ICCA, Monitor History, Data Management, Program Data, program results

The Opposite of Addiction is not Sobriety. It is Connection

Posted by Lisa Sayler on 11/17/17 10:34 AM

What we learned about the Opioid Crisis at the 2017 ICCA Conference in Seattle

The Opposite of Addiction is not Sobriety.  This may have been the most powerful statement we heard at the ICCA conference where researchers and practitioners of many fields and backgrounds came together to learn, share information and knowledge; pushing each other to keep learning and doing more in our pursuit to do what works best.  Community Corrections has never been short of challenges and barriers.  It is encouraging to see dedicated professionals working hard to break through.

The conference encompassed workshops surrounding some of these challenges, including the opioid crisis, relapse prevention, housing and employment, and our jails being filled with a large amount of people with significant mental illness and trauma.  While there were many outstanding workshops at the Seattle conference, in this blog we will talk about discussions and community corrections solutions with relationship to the opioid crisis.

The Opioid Crisis

Who are some of the people who have been impacted directly by this crisis? 

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Topics: Community Corrections, Evidence Based Practices, Community Engagement, Community Corrections Professional, Conferences, ICCA, Opioid Crisis, Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Community Connection, Relapse Prevention, ICCA Seattle

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