RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Enhancing Juvenile Justice Through SPEP
December 4, 2013

The EPISCenter has announced the third webinar in its series on the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP), Classifying Service Type. The webinar is December 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The webinar will provide a basic overview of service type classification. Many programs offer more than one service and, therefore, may require “unpacking” to identify all of the services that can benefit from the SPEP. The presenters will review how service type is determined and what services are in the three therapeutic categories: 

  • restorative,
  • counseling and its variants, and
  • skill building services. 

Within these categories are five groups of services shown to have varying impact on recidivism reduction. Participants will learn what specific services fall within each group, including the duration (number of weeks) and dosage (number of hours) of each service necessary to positively impact recidivism reduction.Opportunity to ask questions will be provided following the presentation. To participate in this webinar register through the link above.

Community providers engaged in providing juvenile justice services or partnering with the juvenile justice system around forensic and diversion services are encouraged to review these one-page fact sheets on service types to become more familiar with how SPEP defines service categories. Preparation for a fourth webinar in January 2014 is underway. Please visit the EPISCenter web site for registration and additional information. 

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