The Quality in Social Services Group at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute plays a key role in developing infrastructures for Israel's public and social service sectors. It develops the tools and processes for regulation and quality assurance, and works to routinize outcome thinking in the social sphere. The work is intended to improve planning, policymaking processes and accountability, and to support learning and outcome measurement processes.
In addition, the Group uses a customized methodology to identify, document and study organizational successes in order to promote ongoing learning.
The Group is also a leader in developing the theoretical and practical foundations for evaluating the collective impact of cross-sectoral initiatives designed to solve complex social problems.
This document describes the process of Learning from Success that was conducted at the Ne’urim Centers. The main goal was to extract successful principles of action that can be applied in all the Ne’urim Centers and in similar programs, and to produce a document for the purpose of learning and implementing best practices at the centers.
The evaluation aims to examine the implementation and organization of the program, and the extent to which it achieves its main objectives.
The goal of the program was to learn from the success of the staff and understand the action principles that they adopted to achieve that success.
The goal of the mapping was to collect extensive and up-to-date data on the outputs provided to residential facility students. This information will serve as a basis for formulating policy and making decisions as part of the reform in the Service for Children and Youth residential facilities.