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SMART Team Inc- A Division of Justice Resource Institute

 555 Amory Street
 Boston, MA 02118
[P] (617) 5220900
[F] (617) 5220904
www.smartteamma.org
jbutts@jri.org
Jeff Butts
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INCORPORATED: 2004
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EIN 04-2526357

LAST UPDATED: 06/18/2015
Organization DBA SMART Team Inc.- A Program of Justice Resource Institute
Former Names Non-Profit Care Coordination INC. (2009)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

SMART Team's mission is to provide high quality mental health services to young people and their families involved with juvenile and criminal justice. Our team of highly skilled clinical social workers meet young people at their homes, schools or in detention facilities and correctional settings.  We are strong advocates for young people within these settings, addressing  young peoples mental health needs while working collaboratively with our juvenile and criminal justice partners.

Mission Statement

SMART Team's mission is to provide high quality mental health services to young people and their families involved with juvenile and criminal justice. Our team of highly skilled clinical social workers meet young people at their homes, schools or in detention facilities and correctional settings.  We are strong advocates for young people within these settings, addressing  young peoples mental health needs while working collaboratively with our juvenile and criminal justice partners.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $414,383.00
Projected Expense $401,868.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Juvenile Justice Intervention program

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Overview

Mission Statement

SMART Team's mission is to provide high quality mental health services to young people and their families involved with juvenile and criminal justice. Our team of highly skilled clinical social workers meet young people at their homes, schools or in detention facilities and correctional settings.  We are strong advocates for young people within these settings, addressing  young peoples mental health needs while working collaboratively with our juvenile and criminal justice partners.

Background Statement

Smart Team has established  our presence in the Boston- Metro Area as a clinical social work team previously working out of the South End Community Health Center. In February of 2014 the Smart Team became a program of Justice Resource Institute, and moved to 555 Amory St Jamaica Plain . The majority of the people we serve are in the South End, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Dorchester and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston.
Our plan is to eventually expand into other parts of the Commonwealth. Our approach is to meet with young people in the places where they can be found; their homes, schools, detention centers, DYS facilities, jails
and prisons. We  provide confidential clinical services that places needs of the young person at the fore of our practice.

We seek to provide clinical social work services to these youth impacted by criminal and/or juvenile justice systems. The focus of our services are three fold: advocacy, case management and clinical services. Taking a youth centered approach we aid young people and their families by maximizing their mandated relationships with State providers. With our experience and credentialed masters level clinical social workers we are able to navigate the complex systems this population often faces. We ensure that case conferences and conversations between systems happen so that our clients have appropriate treatment plans in place.

Impact Statement

SMART Team Inc, since 2011 has provided 4,005 clinical contacts.
There were 6,447 units of mental health service for these contacts.
These contacts comprised 164,700 minutes of service or 2,745 hours of clinical service.

Needs Statement

1) Maintain a strong and trusting relationship with
local law enforcement and State providers
2) Continue to grow fruitful relationships with state agencies, insurers and contracted services through the state of Massachusetts 
3) Provide a lasting and positive therapeutic relationship with a caring
adult for the youth we serve.
4) Gain support from fundraising so that we may expand 
into other parts of the Commonwealth
 5) Increase our staff of master's level social workers to continue to provide our counseling services
 

CEO Statement

Smart Team provides mental health services to a proven risk population that historically under-utilizes these services.  My experience as the founder of the Boston Police Department's Youth Service Providers Network has taught me the essential need for confidential, voluntary clinical services that are client centered and easy to access.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
The majority of the youth we serve are from the Boston neighborhoods of the South End, Mission Hill, Roxbury and the Fenway neighborhoods of Boston. We are aiming to expand these services to as many youth as possible.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Personal Social Services
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Counseling
  3. Crime & Legal - Related -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development

Programs

Juvenile Justice Intervention program

SMART Team seeks to provide high quality clinical services to Boston's proven risk young people who represent a significantly under served population in the city. The majority of the people we serve reside in the South End, Mission Hill, Roxbury and Fenway areas. These young people between the ages of 13-24 can be found in detention centers, foster care placements, secure treatment facilities, correctional facilities and at home. We work collaboratively with supervising agencies like probation, parole, and the Department of Youth Service to support these young people and their families in maximizing the existing service plans and to advocate for plans that will foster growth and success in their reintegration to their communities.

 We help our clients find methods of coping with stress and violence within their community and or family relationships that help them to heal and rebuild their lives and lower the risk for future criminal/juvenile justice involvement.

Budget  $360,000.00
Category  Crime & Legal, General/Other Juvenile Justice
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) College Aged (18-26 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 

For the short term success of this program we strive towards the reduction in new arrests or a decrease in severity of new charges for clients. This can be measured by monitoring the number of returns to custody and or compliance with the youth terms of release. 65% of youth that have worked with SMART Team for greater than 6 months will see reductions in the frequency of new arrests and returns to custody for violations.

Program Long-Term Success 

Long term success for the clients served by SMART Team will be measured by several bench marks. Our first step towards success is creating and maintaining a stable, trusting relationship with a caring adult. Research tells us that the key to building resilience in youth is through this kind of a relationship. Our clinicians work tirelessly to establish such a relationship with each youth served. It typically takes several months to do this. We are able to meet this bench mark with 80% of the youth we serve within 3 months. For the remaining 20% we continue outreach which sometimes includes waiting until the youth is returned to custody when we will re-engage the youth in counseling. Our model of never giving up on a youth is generally perceived by young people as essential to building trust.

As a result of this trust we aim to help clients find stable employment, earn GED/HS diplomas, receive driver's license,  live independently and other credentials. 
Program Success Monitored By 

Our team members are all given weekly individual supervision where client progress is reviewed and monitored. In addition team members present their most difficult clients for review by the full team to get feedback and support. This constant monitoring and feedback results in each of the young people served receiving a responsive and dynamic intervention that changes as their needs and circumstances change. In addition client records are reviewed and discussed with referring agencies when confidentiality allows. This too ensures that clients do not fall through the cracks. Because our clients are supervised by law enforcement a new arrest or return to custody is viewed by our team as an opportunity to re-evaluate our intervention strategy and to seek new ideas and inputs. We do not give up on our clients when they return to custody but rather examine what was working and what was not.

Examples of Program Success 

For the past 18 months Smart Team has worked with over 253 clients and assisted them with earn GED's, enter college, receive their drivers licenses and maintain stable employment. One example of our success is a 22 year old young man convicted of attempted murder who returned to the community on parole. In counseling he was able to address his substance abuse and aggressive behavior that led to his conviction. He was able examine his own history of neglect and abuse. John was able to see how his relationships were impacted by his own victimization and how he used those feelings to justify his violent behavior. He completed his parole and has maintained employment for 12 months since his release. He worked with his SMART Team therapist for a year and used that time to work hard on creating new strategies for coping with stress and triggers that would have led to violent behavior in the past. He maintained his sobriety through AA and support for his therapist.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our diverse staff is comprised of an experienced group of social workers, 80% of whom have five plus years working with this population. SMART Team has leveraged this experience to build strong relationships with our partners in the law enforcement community. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Jeff Butts
CEO Term Start Aug 2011
CEO Email jbutts@jri.org
CEO Experience
Mr. Butts has over 20 years of experience starting and managing start up projects and is often cited for the entrepreneurial perspective that he brings to nonprofit management. He is a  founding Executive of the Youth Service Providers Network (YSPN) a program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston in partnership with the Boston Police Department. Through YSPN Mr. Butts designed and implemented a social service model that enables police officers to refer youth and their families to social workers who work out of police district station houses. Mr. Butts was a founding member of the planning group, which created the YSPN in the spring of 1995.
 
 During Mr. Butts' tenure he has worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and the Boston Police Department to place ten social workers in six police districts and one specialized city-wide policing unit.  He is responsible for the supervision of these social workers as well as working with the police department to ensure that these social workers are building relationships with front-line police officers. Mr. Butts has also consulted as a program evaluator to community based organizations and has consulted with the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to establish a similar social work model. In 2008, Mr. Butts was given additional responsibilities with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston as the Director of Public Funding. 
 
 In 2001, Mr. Butts was selected by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers to receive the “Greatest Contribution Social Work for a Social Worker with Less than Five Years Post Masters Experience.” Mr. Butts holds a Master Degree in social work and is a licensed independent clinical social worker.  He was also a doctoral candidate in juvenile law policy at Northeastern University. His studies focused on treatment policies affecting traumatized "serious chronic juvenile offenders."  
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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

SMART Team has active partnerships with the Department of Youth Services, the Suffolk County House of Corrections, Probation and the City of Boston's Streetworker Program.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

SMART Team is fortunate to have recruited several senior clinicians from my previous organization, The Youth Service Providers Network. As a result our shared values and history has made training of new employees, program development and creating policies and procedures much easier than had we started with an entirely new team of social workers. Our teams' shared past means that we can easily embrace best practices and avoid failed policies in our new practice model.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 1
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 9
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms Arden O'Conner
Board Chair Company Affiliation Board Chair- Justice Resource Institute
Board Chair Term Jan 2012 -
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mark Cuddy Richardson-Cuddy Insurance Agency LLC Voting
Robert Guttentag Vice Chairperson --
Susan Miller volunteer Voting
Andrea Nix Chairperson --
Andy Pond President --
Stephen Porter PhD Clerk --
Valerie Samuels Posternak, Blanksyein & Lund, LLP --
Audrey Shelto VP, BCBS --
Judith Tsipis Past Chair --
Paul Wynn Wynn and Wynn, P.C. --

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

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Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $275,357 $0 $53,246
Total Expenses $206,857 $0 $52,756

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $50,136
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    Unspecified -- $0 $50,136
Individual Contributions $89,500 $0 $3,110
Indirect Public Support -- $0 --
Earned Revenue $185,857 $0 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $0 --
Membership Dues -- $0 --
Special Events -- $0 --
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $193,855 $0 $51,756
Administration Expense $13,002 $0 $1,000
Fundraising Expense -- $0 --
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.33 nan 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 94% nan% 98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% nan% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $79,534 $6,522 $6,522
Current Assets $79,534 $6,522 $6,522
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $12,476 $5,080 $5,080
Total Net Assets $67,058 $1,442 $1,442

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
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Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 6.37 1.28 1.28

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Previous Fiscal period addresses Smartteam financial data prior to the agency becoming a program of JRI.  JRI financial audit statements and Form 990s added to the profile in addition to Smartteam statements as an independent agency prior to becoming a program of JRI. 

Foundation Comments

In 2014, SMART Team became a division of Justice Resource Institute. Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the records from SMART Team Inc., previously also known as Non-Profit Care Coordination Inc. prior to 2012.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Please note: for FY 2011 SMART Team filed a 990-N (posted above) with the IRS, as no activity occurred for that fiscal year; however, held assets are noted.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

SMART Team's mission is to provide high quality mental health services to young people between the ages of 13 and 24 involved with juvenile and criminal justice. Our team of clinical social workers is dedicated to meeting young people at their homes, schools or in detention facilities and correctional settings. We are strong advocates for young people within these settings

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

SMART Team provides individual, family and group therapy services to youth impacted by the juvenile and adult justice systems.  Taking a client-centered approach, we provide individual and/or family therapy and aid young people and their families in maximizing their mandated relationships with state providers.  

The focus of our services is threefold:

  • Advocacy

  • Clinical Case Management

  • Therapy Services

All SMART Team clinicians are master’s level and licensed and practice trauma-informed therapy in providing:

  • Wrap-around Services and Respite

  • Family Support and Stabilization Services

  • In-home and Community-based Therapy

  • On-site Therapy

In addition to therapy, SMART Team clinicians:

  • Navigate the complex systems this population often faces

  • Ensure that case conferences and conversations between systems are happening so that our clients have appropriate treatment plans in place

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

We seek to provide clinical social work services to these youth impacted by criminal and or juvenile justice systems. The focus of our services will be three fold: 
  • advocacy,
  • case management
  • clinical services.
Taking a youth centered approach the SMART  Team aids young people and their families in maximizing their mandated relationships with State providers. Through experience and credentialed masters level clinical social workers, we will navigate the complex systems this population often faces. We ensure that case conferences and conversations between systems are happening so that our clients have appropriate treatment plans in place. In additional, we provide a trauma based clinical approach.

Our team's extensive knowledge of the community resources that appropriately address the particular needs of these system involved young people facilitates SMART Team's clinical services and case management efforts. Proven risk young people frequently have a long history of broken relationships that ended because of homicide or other unexpected losses. Therefore a lasting therapeutic relationship with a caring adult is an essential component of their healing. Through these relationships the young persons comprehensive needs beginning with mental health are addressed. 


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Taking a youth centered approach the SMART  Team aids young people and their families in maximizing their mandated relationships with State providers. Through experience and credentialed masters level clinical social workers, we will navigate the complex systems this population often faces. We ensure that case conferences and conversations between systems are happening so that our clients have appropriate treatment plans in place. In additional, we provide a trauma based clinical approach.

Our team's extensive knowledge of the community resources that appropriately address the particular needs of these system involved young people facilitates SMART Team's clinical services and case management efforts. Proven risk young people frequently have a long history of broken relationships that ended because of homicide or other unexpected losses. Therefore a lasting therapeutic relationship with a caring adult is an essential component of their healing. Through these relationships the young persons comprehensive needs beginning with mental health are addressed. 


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

The program is seeking to expand these much needed service across the state.  In addition the program looks to identify community and financial resources to assist youth and families in meeting basic needs and flexible services.