Florida Dept of Children and Families Project (Began Jan. 2020)
EBA and Life Management Center of NW Florida (LMC) have partnered in advance of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) to implement this pilot project in Bay County. FFPSA is providing funding and resources to implement child welfare reforms. FFPSA reforms are to incentive evidence-based prevention services and curtail the use of congregate care in the foster care system.
EBA Implementation Schedule
Testimonials regarding EBA's work in the state of Florida
"As an administrator over many different programs, I have never had the opportunity to work with a company like EBA. EBA staff keeps our team to fidelity of the FFT-CW model, constantly evaluates data and trends, and is absolutely invaluable to me. She takes the time to monitor and evaluate in ways that I would never be able to. I am sure that my team would not be nearly as strong and holding to the fidelity of this model if we didn’t have EBA to keep us on track. I LOVE EBA!!!"
Eileen G. Booth, LMHC; Program Director; Family Services; Life Management Center of NW FL, Inc.
Project Director, Florida Project
Byrne has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families as a clinician, and administrator in community mental health, schools, the foster care and juvenile justice systems. She will serve as the point person for EBA's broadening role in Florida's goal of ensuring quality services to at-risk youth.
Senior Director - Operations
Janer was the lead project manager for the Florida Redirection Project and now oversees all of EBA's project activities including our work in the state of Georgia and the District of Columbia. Her role incorporates her desire to provide quality services for youth and families while shaping public policy. Janer's past experiences as a vocational counselor, director of a parent advocacy and training organization, implementer of a federal demonstration project for system changes with youth with developmental disabilities and an administrator of a provider organization have all proven to be beneficial in her role with Evidence-Based Associates. She shares great enthusiasm for building local teams that include the Department of Juvenile Justice, legislators, treatment model representatives and direct service providers of evidence-based treatment services in order to deliver quality and meaningful services.