WE MEASURE SUCCESS
We measure the results of LinWalk’s program by the list below. Our goal would be to achieve a success rate of 100%. However, minimally, we believe that 90 percent of the children and youth we serve can reach normality, succeed in society, and become productive and independent citizens of any community, state, or country.
Our company’s goals are to achieve the following:
-Reduce utilisation of juvenile delinquency,
-Reduce admittance into Acute Hospital
-Increase placement stabilisation
-Increase Permanency and self-sufficiency
-Reduce the length of time in foster care or group homes
-Reduce the use of therapeutic interventions/community supports and services
Our method of validating the impact of our services upon our children and youth will be by evaluating the services utilisation rates through a multidimensional assessment. We would assess the services utilisation rate from two perspectives: the youth receiving the services and the therapist. The first – the patient’s perspective – is somewhat subjective because it is based on reported services through documentation from our life coaches. The second perspective is objective because it hinges on therapists’ volume of services to youth that we record in our database.
There are four essential elements required for achieving quality of care: first contact, longitudinally, comprehensiveness, and coordination (integration). The first contact implies accessibility: each person who wishes to use our services should have access. Longitudinally refers to continuity, to the management of care over time. Comprehensiveness means that a range of services is always available.
Also, we track and measure the outcomes for youth who have participated in our program. These measurements would include academics, job placement and retention, reduction in juvenile delinquency, and of independent living.