Journal Highlights Casey’s Work Helping Human Service Professionals of Color Achieve Better Results

Posted February 12, 2019, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Illustration of people working together to improve a trend line.

A spe­cial issue of Race and Jus­tice — an aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nal focused on the role of race in the jus­tice sys­tem — explores the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s efforts to help human ser­vice pro­fes­sion­als of col­or achieve bet­ter results for fam­i­lies and communities.

Over the last four years, the Foun­da­tion has part­nered with insti­tu­tions of high­er edu­ca­tion as part of its Expand­ing the Bench in Per­for­mance Man­age­ment ini­tia­tive. Through these part­ner­ships, Casey has intro­duced a cut­ting-edge per­for­mance man­age­ment tool — Results-Based Account­abil­i­ty™ (RBA) — that works back­ward from a desired result to deter­mine how to reach the tar­get out­come. Learn­ing part­ners have par­tic­i­pat­ed in RBA sem­i­nars and train­ings and inte­grat­ed its core com­pe­ten­cies into their under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate curricula.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing insti­tu­tions include: Five his­tor­i­cal­ly black col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Flori­da and Mary­land; the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas-San Anto­nio, a His­pan­ic-serv­ing insti­tu­tion, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land School of Social Work and Sis­ters of the Acad­e­my, an orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed to the issues and expe­ri­ences of women of col­or in high­er education.

Across these insti­tu­tions, a core group of indi­vid­u­als worked togeth­er to pro­duce the six-arti­cle spe­cial issue, called Account­abil­i­ty Mat­ters: Address­ing Racial Inequity with Results-Based Account­abil­i­ty. The Foun­da­tion will be high­light­ing key find­ings from this pub­li­ca­tion in the com­ing weeks.

Hav­ing this ini­tia­tive high­light­ed in our jour­nal pro­vides the oppor­tu­ni­ty to unite the aca­d­e­m­ic world with every­day pol­i­cy and prac­tice, with a spe­cif­ic focus on racial equi­ty,” said Kareem Jor­dan, co-edi­tor of Race and Jus­tice and an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor in the depart­ment of Jus­tice, Law and Crim­i­nol­o­gy at Amer­i­can University.

Read the intro­duc­tion and overview

Learn more about Expand­ing the Bench in Per­for­mance Management

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