Barbara Reed's Accomplishments
Barbara was member of Greene County Juvenile Office’s development committee to implement the first “Evening Reporting Center (ERC) in Missouri for court-involved juveniles.
As the Chairperson for the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Committee at Greene County Juvenile Office, Barbara launched the first “Cultural Competency Educational Series.” This series established an open/structured forum to address sensitive subjects pertaining to race, class, and ethnicity.
2009 - 2010
As a Staff Therapist for Indianapolis Public School #58, Barbara spearheaded the first mental health program for students within the educational setting providing wrap around services to both children and their families with successful outcomes following.
As a Behavior Analyst, Barbara developed and implemented the first Behavior Modification program for the Sexually Maladaptive population at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility which decreased negative behaviors exponentially.
As Regional Manager of the National Youth Advocate Program, Barbara raised the Indianapolis, Indiana region’s foster care program census, as well as other therapeutic and case management services. NYAP’s overall organizational growth has increased exponentially, through Barbara’s intentional strategy of strengthening collaborative partnerships between organization stakeholders.
As Clinical Director of the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center, Barbara was able to revitalize an under-performing treatment program and significantly enhanced the clinical services delivered by licensed mental health professionals and case managers. Under her leadership, youth who had been incarcerated for long periods of time where able to successfully complete treatment and show steady improvement for re-entry consideration by the juvenile courts.