Evidence-Based Associates (EBA) is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of juvenile justice systems nationwide through the use of performance-based contracts and works directly with policy-makers and professionals who serve high-risk youth by implementing new ways to reduce costs and improve outcomes for youth, their families and the communities in which they live.
We have built our business on introducing, and helping implement, effective evidence-based treatment programs so our clients can serve the same group of youth, at a fraction of the cost, with better outcomes. EBA’s core values represent what we strive to bring to the relationship with each of our clients:
- Lowered Risk
EBA’s clients are innovative champions who struggle with implementing effective reform within their existing systems, but who have the determination and foresight to make a positive change within the communities they serve.
In order to provide the best possible service and results to our clients, EBA centers its business on a small set of internationally recognized, research-proven programs known as evidence-based programs (EBPs). EBA contracts only with those programs that meet the highest standards of scientific scrutiny. These programs are the best of the best – proven by research and data to generate positive results – each demonstrating the following distinct characteristics:
- Tested through randomized, controlled trials
- Consistent, proven, positive outcomes
- Cost-effective investment for public resources
- Nationally recognized and endorsed by the health and science community
From administrative oversight to referral management to data collection and evaluation, EBA provides all start-up services required to successfully implement these programs, including recruiting providers, brokering with national developers, ensuring strict fidelity to the model programs, holding providers accountable, and establishing measurements and milestones with the funding agency.
EBA helps leaders in the juvenile justice field navigate the complex challenges of implementing EBPs to obtain successful outcomes. By working with EBA, systems have access to a broad range of tools, resources, and expertise that support high-fidelity implementation of proven treatment models for high-risk youth.
EBA has developed long-standing relationships and active contracts with 2 of these gold-standard programs in the juvenile justice domain – Family Functional Therapy (FFT) and Multisystemic Therapy (MST). EBA also has agreements with other promising and model programs such as Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART), Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), Multisystemic Therapy-Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Strengthening Families Program (SFP), Thinking For a Change (T4C), Transition to Independence Process (TIP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Systems Therapy (TST).
By offering these gold-standard programs to our clients and by overseeing the implementation of the programs through strict, quality-assurance measures, EBA is able to deliver four key benefits to our clients.
Four Key Client Benefits:
- Increased efficiency – From experience, EBA knows how to become more efficient in serving high-risk youth.
- Lowed risk – EBA offers procurement options that lower risk and provide measurable outcomes.
- Enhanced accountability – EBA has a track record of improving government accountability.
- Improved cost-effectiveness – EBA ensures better use of taxpayer dollars by providing cost-effective alternatives to out-of-home placement.