PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. Our seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design and evaluate programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations.

What We Do

Early Childhood

Strong communities are built on a strong foundation. Quality early education and child care programs set children on a trajectory for success. We can help.

Children & Youth

Our youngest citizens are our most vulnerable—they’re also our future. We can help you ensure they get the quality services they need to reach their full potential.

Public Assistance

With the right support system, our most vulnerable populations can build a foundation for the future. We can help you achieve your program goals.

Workforce & Economic Development

To be globally competitive, communities need a well-trained, well-developed workforce.  Our team will help get you there. 

Public Health & Substance Use Disorder

Behavioral, social, environmental, and economic conditions shape public health. Together, through a data-driven process, we can build thriving communities for all.

Aging & Disability

When seniors and people with disabilities are more independent and integral members of the community, everyone benefits. PCG can help you make it happen.

Products

ARMARS

PCG’s web-based Automated Random Moment And Reporting System (ARMARS) is a secure application that allows for public agencies to administer a random moment time study (RMTS) to estimate the proportion of time workers spend on activities that may be reimbursable.

TANFTrac™

An important aspect of welfare-to-work is learning time accountability. TANFTrac™ by PCG encourages TANF work-eligible participants to track and submit their own work activity hours. 

VR-Billing

VR-Billing is PCG’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) vendor and claims management system. As a modular web-based Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution, VR-Billing can be integrated with case management solutions, including Aware VR.

VERA - Virtual Employment Readiness Assistant

PCG's Virtual Employment Readiness Assistant (VERA), is an innovative solution that expands reach and automates communicative services through the use of artificial intelligence.

News & Perspectives

Q&A with Maya Cox: PCG Consultant and Vice President of APSE’s National Board of Directors

2 days ago

In honor of the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are thrilled to announce that a member of our Human Services team, Maya Cox, was recently elected to serve as Vice President of the national 2020-2021 Board of Directors for the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE).

ReadMore

Bridging gaps between employers, job seekers through tech apprenticeship

28 days ago

An unfortunate reality of today’s job market is that IT workers are in short supply while millions of people are underemployed or unemployed. Tech apprenticeship programs offer an effective—and mutually beneficial—approach to bridging the gap between employers and IT job seekers, according to a new LinkedIn article by Public Consulting Group’s (PCG’s) Uri Shatten.

ReadMore

Rebalancing Child Welfare Services through Line Item Transferability

103 days ago

In 2018, Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), expanding federal funding for evidence-based prevention services and limiting federal funding for congregate care placements. FFPSA aims to rebalance the system toward more prevention and preservation, and away from foster care and congregate care when possible. While a handful of states have already implemented the act, most are still in planning stages.

ReadMore

TANF and SNAP Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

167 days ago

The estimated economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency are staggering—millions of Americans are out of work or experiencing a decrease in hours. Thousands of businesses are shuttered and some may never reopen. Over 16 million new people have applied for unemployment since March, roughly half of the number of claims filed during 2008’s Great Recession.

ReadMore

Using Data to Select the Right Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs)

169 days ago

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) includes expanded federal funding for evidence-based  prevention services through Title IV-E for: Mental health prevention and treatment, Substance use disorder prevention and treatment provided by a qualified clinician, In-home parent skill-based programs, including parenting skills training, parent education, and individual or family counseling.

ReadMore

Remote Work Challenges During the COVID-19 Emergency: Perspectives from New England Substance Use Prevention Professionals

177 days ago

The Human Services Team at Public Consulting Group, Inc. collaborated with the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) recently

ReadMore

Meet Our Team

team-member

Brian Howells

Manager / Human Services

Mr. Howells has been working in government and public sector consulting for more than 11 years. Focused on employment and public assistance programs, Mr. Howells has led a number...

ReadMore
team-member

Jennifer MacBlane

Associate Manager / Human Services

Jennifer MacBlane, Associate Manager, with PCG, has over 20 years of experience in human services, government, and government consulting. She has been employed by PCG for more than...

ReadMore
team-member

Sterling McCullough

Associate Manager / Human Services

Mr. McCullough has more than thirty-five (35) years of experience in the areas of Management Consulting, Business/Agency Transformation, Systems Integration, and Analytics...

ReadMore
team-member

Heather Baker

Manager / Human Services

Ms. Baker leads PCG Human Services' child welfare and youth services practice, helping state, county, and community based agencies invest in programs, people and technologies that...

ReadMore
team-member

Jill Reynolds

Associate Practice Area Director / Human Services

Ms. Reynolds leads the Employment and Income Maintenance Services and Early Childhood centers of excellence for PCG Human Services. She provides strategic leadership and support for...

ReadMore
team-member

Jason Clifford

Chief Technology Officer / Human Services

Jason Clifford joined Public Consulting Group in 2014 as its CTO for the Human Service practice, responsible for the technology strategy and implementation. Prior to joining Public Consulting Group...

ReadMore
team-member

Kathy Fallon

Practice Area Director / Human Services

Ms. Fallon has worked in government and government consulting for more than 32 years and has expertise across state and local human service programs. She has been at PCG since 1998 and currently oversees the firm's human services division...

ReadMore
team-member

Nathan Grossman

Manager / Human Services

Nathan Grossman, a Manager within our Human Services practice, has over the past 20+ years worked with health and human services agencies in more than two dozen states to provide consulting...

ReadMore
team-member

Beth Osborne

Associate Manager / Human Services

Beth Osborne, an Associate Manager in the Boston office, has worked with child welfare and juvenile justice agencies across the country to implement fiscal and policy solutions to help...

ReadMore
team-member

Sarah Salisbury

Associate Manager / Human Services

Sarah Salisbury has over 14 years of experience in a vast array of health and human services programs with specific focus on aging and disability services...

ReadMore