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Behavioral Threat Assessment team wins PCG’s first EPIC Award for their Entrepreneurial Spirit

PCG has launched a new quarterly employee recognition program for Fiscal Year 2020, called the EPIC Awards. Focused on a different theme each quarter, the EPIC Awards are designed to help bring the four tenets that define PCG’s mission—Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passion, Impact, and Community—to life in a tangible way.

3. October 2019
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    Q&A with PCG shareholder Kathy Fallon: Sharing insight on The Boston Club and women in leadership

    On November 7th, a group of women from PCG attended The Boston Club’s (TBC’s) Corporate Salute fundraising breakfast on the topic of “Focusing Forward: ReBuilding Trust in Corporate Leadership.” A PCG-sponsored organization, TBC is a community of executives and professionals invested in elevating women to leadership positions across all industries, guided by the belief that women’s leadership has a positive effect on business results, organizational success, and our communities.

    • 18. November 2019
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    Reasonable Efforts – It’s Time to Review and Reconsider

    “Reasonable efforts” is a term that has existed for decades in child protective services, though its interpretation has changed drastically over the years resulting in widely different and often contradictory conclusions. Factors such as the economic times, different organizational structures, budgetary considerations, geography, service availability, and judicial interpretation have all contributed to the system’s evolving understanding of what “reasonable efforts” means.

    • 24. June 2019
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    Rethinking Confidentiality in Child Welfare Courtrooms

    Confidentiality in juvenile and family courts is the focus of a two-part series by Public Consulting Group’s Judge James Payne, recently published by the Chronicle of Social Change. In the series, Judge Payne first explores the historical context of confidentiality in juvenile courts—a predilection which dates back more than a century. He then details some of the societal changes, such as advances in technology and communications, that warrant a reevaluation of the need for confidentiality in today’s juvenile and family courtrooms. 

    • 4. June 2019
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    PCG child welfare expert breaks down five basic areas every agency should do well

    In his newest blog post, Judge James Payne explores the challenges and opportunities, both dynamic and frustrating, that have transformed the child protection system in recent years. To ensure child protection agencies are better positioned to navigate the conflicts and chaos facing all government systems, Judge Payne argues agencies must first focus on several basic organizational areas. 

    • 29. January 2019