Vision Quest - My Portfolio Sheronda King

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AGENCY REPORT
BY SHERONDA KING
• VISION QUEST IS AN EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL
YOUTH SERVICE ORGANIZATION THAT ABIDE BY THE HIGHEST
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN PROVIDING INNOVATIVE INTERVENTION
SERVICES TO AT RISK YOUTH FAMILIES.
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Kids are safe, valued and honored
Families are respected and supported
Staff are trained, supported and appreciated
Communities are protected, impacted and involved.
HISTORY
• Founded in 1973
• Founder Bob Burton
• Started off with 6 cases
assigned by Judge John
Collins (AZ)
At Risk Youth between the ages 10-21 yrs old
5,663 youth arrested in 201 0 in Delaware (Puzzanchera, 2013)
374/5663 were arrested for a violent crime (CJC, 2011)
42-56% of youth offender released juvenile facilities served time on a felony
Over 3,000 youth are involved with YRS (CJC, 2011)
SERVICES
Accountability- curfew checks, crew calls, crisis intervention, inhome intervention
ART-cognitive behavioral intervention program
FFT- family based therapy ( for youth suffering from mental
health issues, which may lead delinquency)
Girl Self Esteem- focus on trauma/drama, healthy relationship
sexuality and mind-body connection
Guided Recreation- Activities are created to replace negative
group recreation
SERVICES
PLL- provided for youth in residential placement to facilitate reentry back to home and community
Street Smart- prevention groups (focus on sexual transmitted
diseases , teen pregnancy, gang awareness)
Sanctuary youth group and individual sessions- helping youth
recover from the effects of trauma and chronic stress
Pre Trial Youth- provides similar services as accountability prior
to trial
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Confidentially ( ex. HIPPA)
Gift and Gratitude
Substance and Alcohol
Dress code
Mandated Reported
ORGANIZATION CHART
GOVERNANCE
Board of Director
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Robert Ledger Burton
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Founder and Chairman of the Board
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Peter W. Greenwood, Ph.D.
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CEO of Ivan Walks and Associates LLC
Commanding General, California National Guard (ret.)
Daniel Old Elk
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Sundance Chief for the Crow Tribe in Montana
National Medical Director, Family Practitioner
Peter J. Ranalli
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Secretary of the Board of Directors
Norman “Kip” Beals, M.D.
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Peter Gravett
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Claire Burton
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President and CEO of Greenwood Associate
Ivan Walks, MD
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VisionQuest CEO
Mark M. Contento
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VisionQuest President
GOVERNANCE
Corporate officers
Peter J. Ranalli
CEO
Mark M. Contento
President
Phyllis Yester
Executive Vice President
Norman Beals, M.D.
National Medical Director
Beth Ann Rosica, Ph.D.
Vice President, Business Development
Jim Yester
Vice President, Human Resources
FUNDING
•State grants
•Second Chance Grant for PLL (1 million dollar grant)
•Independent private grants
•Fee for Service (Future goal)
PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER AGENCIES
CHALLENGES, STRENGTHS, TRENDS
MY ROLE
Admin assistant- attends all required admin meeting
Reviews and analyze second chance grant
Facilitator of staff trainings
Creating and reviewing implementation plan of ERC
Selecting possible candidates for new position
QA audits on caseloads
QUESTION?????
REFERENCES
• http://cjc.delaware.gov/sac/publications/documents/de_juv_detention_facilities_population
_review.pdf
• Puzzanchera, C. and Kang, W. (2013). "Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics 1994-2010" Online.
Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezaucr/
• www.VQ.com
• Donovan, Ken (Director of Operations) 2014, Vision Quest

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