Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 11:17 AM by Jessica Harris
Office of Justice Initiatives (OJI)
Justice Assistance Grant
One of the pivotal programs that the Office of Justice Initiatives (OJI) has oversight over is the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. It is the leading source of federal justice funding for state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states, tribes and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation and technology improvement. The JAG Program also supports crime victim and witness initiatives as well as mental health programs, behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams. Currently, the OJI Fiscal Manager provides grant management technical assistance for five (5) JAG Programs throughout Shelby County Government. Since 2017, OJI has monitored over $1,881,629 in JAG grant funds. Over 25 sub-recipients (including the Memphis Police Department) are successfully directing more than 20 programs with JAG funding.
Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 11:16 AM by Jessica Harris
Community Services Agency
Telling the Story Through Outcomes
As with any public service agency, there can be challenges that remain significant. Improving and perfecting service delivery is one of the most common obstacles. However, we believe that it is “a good problem to have.” Shelby County CSA is consistently identifying and assessing the challenges to ensure that we manage these complexities in a successful manner.
Shelby County CSA is utilizing the right case management and outcomes data tracking programs to ensure that we capture the true essence of the services we provide to the residents of Shelby County. Having the right data strategy behind the scenes can equip and empower our staff to effectively tackle the community issues and “tell the story through outcomes.”
CSA continues to offer up to $1000 in utility assistance to eligible residents. Visit www.shelbycountycsa.org for more information.
Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 11:14 AM by Jessica Harris
Aging Commission of the Mid-South
Previously the Aging Commission mentioned some streamlining and operational mapping processes that we worked on. This was all to implement better services to our clients and strategic work flows for the providers and staff. Our intention is to prioritize continuous service quality improvement as well as technological upgrades. Well the time has come. ACMS has received the devices and software for our Senior Centers. Starting this coming fiscal year, Seniors will be able to check in through electronic card swipe and select the designated services for the day. This will allow for all data units to be auto captured during check in, reducing manual and duplicated data entry on behalf of the provider and staff. Thus saving time and manpower to be redirected for both the provider and agency’s needs.
Also, we have received the software and templates for provider uploads. Which means a provider can upload their invoiced units indirectly into our database for agency staff to download. Units will reach consumer records instantaneously upon download, again, saving time on manual data input. We have two other projects in the works, closing in on completion. We are also hoping to have them in alignment and ready to go come this fiscal year. ACMS is overly excited to have these new system upgrades and can’t wait to announce all completed projects.