Matt Wade is interim director of SafeMeasures®, NCCD’s web-based analytics and reporting system. Along with the rest of the SafeMeasures team, Matt helps child welfare and juvenile justice agencies improve performance, which translates to improved outcomes for children and families. Before his appointment to interim director, Matt served as client relations manager, overseeing contract administration and client relations for more than 60 jurisdictions that subscribe to SafeMeasures. Prior to joining NCCD in 2014, he worked for nearly a decade in Virginia state government with the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program. Matt received his BA and MPA from Virginia Tech.
Recent publications by Matt Wade:
December 30, 2014
Matthew Wade , SafeMeasures Client Relations Manager at NCCD, chose “collaboration” as the NCCD value that guides his work. Learn why in this video blog.
August 13, 2014
In late 2007, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) launched the Children’s Services System Transformation (Transformation) in order to address a number of concerning outcomes regarding Virginia’s child welfare system. Chief among these outcomes were that Virginia maintained the highest rate of children aging out of foster care in the country and had 25% of its children in congregate care settings (group homes and institutions). Through partnerships arranged by then-First Lady Anne Holton with the Annie E.
August 4, 2014
In 2008, during my time as the manager of the Outcome-Based Reporting and Analysis (OBRA) unit at the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), we were fortunate to acquire SafeMeasures ® . For the first time, we were able to provide the 120 local departments of social services (LDSS) with near real-time, child-specific data that illustrated the outcome and process measures critical to child welfare practice.
March 12, 2014
The NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families , which will take place May 14–16, 2014, in San Diego, California, will feature three Thursday sessions on SafeMeasures ® . The first of these sessions will serve as an introduction to the newest version of SafeMeasures (SafeMeasures 5).