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Evette Jackson

Evette Jackson, MHA.

Senior Consultant
Jackson Human Services Consulting

Evette Jackson has over 25 years of progressive, senior level administrative and managerial experience working with public sector, not-for-profit and private behavioral health and human services organizations. Her knowledge and expertise in the human service arena has included policy and program development, strategic planning, financing, regulatory oversight as well as monitoring and evaluation of a wide range of behavioral health services and supports for adults, adolescents and children.

 

Ms. Jackson works as a consultant with her own consulting company, JHS Consulting, based in the Washington D. C. metropolitan area. She has provided consultation and technical assistance to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health systems nationally. She also worked with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), a nationally recognized not-for-profit consultation firm based in Boston, where she conducted health system and program reviews; readiness assessments, performance outcome trainings; as well as court-ordered system evaluations. Ms. Jackson has provided consultation in the following States: Ohio, Georgia, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maine, Minnesota and the District of Columbia..

 

Finally, Ms. Jackson spent many years with the New York State Office of Mental Health where she supported the development of many innovative and best practice community-based mental health services through the Community Reinvestment Act. She became the Deputy for Operations at the Center for Mental Health in Washington, DC and gained early experience with integrated systems.

Integration activities

Facilitated the development of a strategic plan that addressed Integration of substance use services and support needed to assist child welfare providers in assuring the safety, permanency and well being of children in their care.  The strategic plan addressed the following:

  • practice and fiscal issues,

  • information systems,

  • joint outcomes,

  • shared accountabilities between and among the child welfare, the District of Columbia’s substance abuse agency and the courts.

Participated in the facilitation of a process that resulted in an integrated Maryland Child and Family Service Interagency Strategic Plan.  The strategic planning process included the Secretaries of the Departments of Juvenile Services, Health and Mental Hygiene and Human Resources and the State Superintendent of Education along with the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office for Children. The goal for the strategic planning process was the implementation of a coordinated and integrated interagency effort to develop a system that could better meet the needs of children, youth and their families. The plan also targeted children who were at-risk for a range of negative outcomes -- e.g. delinquency, child maltreatment, out-of-home placement, and poor school achievement.