Expanding Our Reach: JAG Institute
JAG Institute—also named in memory of Judith Ann Griese—will house the research, training and technology initiatives that will allow us to expand our direct service capacity locally, and help others provide effective grief support programs in communities beyond the Metro Denver area.
This work does not detract from our core mission to provide care to grieving children and families in the Metro Denver area; rather it complements it by sharing the knowledge gained through many years of direct services and extensive empirical research at Judi’s House.
Helping to Create Social Change
One goal of Judi’s House and JAG Institute is to build the “proof of concept” in the Metro Denver area that meets the current need in this community—a best practices model that can then be shared and replicated in other communities around the country.
Goals of JAG Institute
- Share our web-based assessment and intervention tools, as well as innovative technologies aimed at improving service delivery
- Provide expanded grief and trauma intervention training and education —both online and onsite —to others in contact with grieving children and families
- Offer interactive and individualized self-directed grief support tools online for grieving families
- Implement research protocols in other grief centers to help them evaluate their effectiveness, and choose the most beneficial interventions for their population
For more information on the evaluation and research we conduct at Judi’s House, click here.