Carrie McCulley & Dr. Leigh Greiner
This workshop will consist of three parts. First, there will be a panel presentation describing British Columbia’s inter-agency approach of the Integrated Offender Management and Homelessness Intervention Project (IOM-HIP). Second, findings from an evaluation of the IOM-HIP pilot program will be presented. Lastly, panel members will facilitate a discussion of some of the challenges inherent in developing and implementing an evaluation framework for a multi-agency, multi-stakeholder project aimed at a high-risk client population.
Carrie started with BC Corrections in 1990 as a probation officer in the lower mainland. She had the chance to experience a very diverse caseload during those first years supervising adults and young offenders while maintaining responsibilities as a family court counsellor. By early 2000, Carrie became involved in the delivery of offender programs across the Fraser Valley. This role evolved into the coordination of Core programs training to other probation officers and correctional officers. As the Director of Programs and Interventions since 2008, Carrie is involved in a number of initiatives ranging from offender programs to the Integrated Offender Management Program to Trauma Informed Practice. Carrie strongly believes it takes a village to raise a strong intervention and has witnessed countless occasions where this has occurred in the branch and with our partners.
Leigh Greiner completed her Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in 2015. While living in Ottawa, she held a variety of research intensive positions at the Correctional Services of Canada in their Research Branch, Women Offender Sector, and Evaluation Divisions, and at the Department of National Defense. She also spent a number of years volunteering for the Ottawa Parole Office where she assisted federal offenders reintegrate back into the community. She has been part of the research team at the Corrections Branch for approximately two years and is currently the acting Director of Research and Strategic Planning for the Branch.