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Our Second Decade of Excellence

On March 1, County House Research will be opening two new offices! The first is in New Jersey and will house our NJ Division in a larger and more technologically up-to-date facility. The second, in Mechanicsburg, PA, will be the home of our new Client Services Division. These two divisions represent promising growth for CHR. I want to congratulate the County House Research Leadership Team for all their hard work in making our vision a reality.

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What is New Jersey's PTI Program?


PTI stands for Pre-Trial Intervention Program. It provides defendants, generally first-time offenders, with opportunities for alternatives to the traditional criminal justice process of ordinary prosecution. PTI seeks to render early rehabilitative services, when such services can reasonably be expected to deter future criminal behavior. The PTI program is based on a rehabilitative model that recognizes that there may be an apparent causal connection between the offense charged and the rehabilitative needs of a defendant. Further, the rehabilitative model emphasizes that social, cultural, and economic conditions often result in a defendant's decision to commit crime.


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Kelly Capponi is V.P. of Operations at County House Research.
Chris' Catch

Pennsylvania's State Legislature has passed 23 new laws that aim to protect children from abuse. The laws, which took effect on January 1, 2015, expand mandatory reporting and training responsibilities, and add whistle-blower protection for those who report suspected child abuse. In describing the scope of the new laws to local news, Kathy Utz, the acting deputy secretary of Children, Youth & Families, noted that background checks now will be "required for everyone who either works or volunteers with children, but admitted some organizations will need to "self regulate." Without a background check, "if it's revealed that someone you hired has a history, you could face repercussions," Utz said.  


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Christopher G. Courtney is Director of Business Development at County House Research.
What's New in Social
According to the Social Media Examiner, these 3 trends sit atop social media marketing in 2015:
  • Video will become the number one content choice on Social Media
  • SlideShare will become the social network of choice for B2B marketers
  • As conversions become easier, more transactions will take place directly on social networks

Of course, all this comes at a cost. Also predicted are immense hurdles caused by the overwhelming growth and density of information on the Net. These will be met with technological innovation and disruption. Whatever the case, with content still king, we should all probably follow the legendary Seth Godin's advice: "You need editors, not brand managers." 


Jay Eidelman is a marketing consultant. 

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