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WRI works hard to deliver exceptional results that advance your positive impact on your community.
WRI Solutions frees up your organizational capacity by implementing the projects, processes, and evaluations that allow you to concentrate on the bigger picture. With WRI Solutions, you will own your successes and meet fresh opportunities with optimism and confidence.
NYS OCFS and the Children’s Bureau of the federal Department for Health and Human Services partnered with WRI to increase the value and quality of child protective services by moving from generalized foster parent recruitment to a selection model specific to an individual child’s placement needs.
WRI administered a statewide Recruitment and Retention Resources survey to identify areas of opportunity and barriers to success. WRI assisted seven identified counties in NYS in creating empirical plans to track and share Key Performance Indicator data to monitor progress more effectively.
WRI also developed Continuous Quality Improvement practices with the identified counties to ensure that the practices adopted during the grant period remained sustainable after its conclusion.
The data-driven foster care recruitment model developed during this period gained national acclaim: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/fostercare/recruitment/
WRI surveyed all employees of the NYS Unified Court System to inform planning for mandatory, statewide training on implicit bias. WRI provided in-depth analysis of the 4,618 surveys completed by court staff.
The survey and evaluation established a baseline for training implementation, identified strengths and challenges, and provided a current assessment of the attitudes and experience of bias in the court system.
WRI will provide evaluation support for the initial trainings that will be rolled out in 2022.
Citizen Review Panels are important conduits for informed public input and provide an external perspective on the efficacy of New York State’s child protective policies, practices, programs, and fiscal priorities. WRI compiles and publishes their annual reports.
The 2021 Annual Report focused on the voices of children and parents involved in the child welfare system, the efforts of the Citizen Review Panels statewide, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the child welfare system, and recommendations for both concrete strategies for improvement and areas of study for betterment of practices in the child welfare system. http://www.citizenreviewpanelsny.org/annual-report/documents/2021_annual_report.pdf
WRI Solutions contracts with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services to build, host, and maintain an application portal where youth with current or former foster care involvement can apply for this assistance.
WRI maintains dedicated and compassionate staffing for ongoing application review and processing to ensure the youth get the educational and vocational support they need.
For the 2020-2021 school year, 910 students applied to the ETV program, and the program has continued to expand.
More than 2,500 applications have been processed since the project’s start in 2020. WRI continues to operate ETV’s application and award portal. https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/youth/etv.php