David Crampton, PhD
In the News
Jan 15 2015
The Mandel School will have a substantial presence at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2015 Annual Conference this week in New Orleans. Stop by Booth #100 to visit with Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, faculty and PhD students who are gathered for the event. Additionally, the following papers and posters will be presented at SSWR (faculty names are in bold and doctoral students/graduates are in italics):
Jan 5 2015
Dr. David Crampton, Associate Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School, submitted the guest column “‘Pay for Success’ could benefit homeless families and Cuyahoga taxpayers” to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on December 31, 2014. Dr. Crampton discussed how the PFS program aims to reduce how long children with homeless caregivers will spend in foster care. This would both save tax dollars and show a more effective method to assist vulnerable families.
Partnering for Family Success, the first county-level PFS project in the country, was announced at a Chicago summit hosted by the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in December. The program started on January 1.
The Poverty Center houses an Integrated Data System that was used to determine the overlap between the homeless and child welfare systems in Cuyahoga County as preliminary analyses to identify the initiative’s target population. The Center is continuing to evaluate the success and outcomes of PFS.
Dec 4 2014
Today Drs. David Crampton and Francisca Richter from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School joined partner organizations in Chicago to launch the nation’s first county-level Pay for Success (PFS) program. The launch was featured at a conference hosted by the White House’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Cuyahoga County’s Partnering for Family Success Program – the first PFS project in the combined areas of homelessness and child welfare – aims to reconnect foster children in the county with caregivers in stable, affordable housing. This innovative program will deliver intensive 12-15 month treatment to 135 families over five years to reduce the length of stay in out-of-home foster care placement for children whose families are homeless. The Poverty Center is the independent evaluator to measure the success and outcomes of PFS and carried out the preliminary analyses to identify the initiative’s target population.