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1 No Community Left Behind

2 Banff Avenue Community

3 Introduction  OBJECTIVE
To put a system/process for multi-partners’ collaboration in place for crime prevention and social development. Note: Please click the links below to go to the respective pages.. CONTENTS The main components and process Proposed structure: Local Organization chart Roles and responsibilities Collaboration and relationship with partners Sustainability Progress Home

4 Prioritizing/planning/ FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Community Participation,
Creating a better place to work, live and play NOTE: Please click the respective section to view details. Organizing Steering Committee Community Mobilisation CORE COMPONENTS Neighborhood Assessment Law Enforcement Community Policing Prevention & Empowerment Neighborhood Restoration Prioritizing/planning/ Strategy Dev. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Collaboration, Coordination, Community Participation, Leveraging Resources EVALUATION Implementation Process. (Progress) Home Back to Intro

5 Community Mobilization
Step 1: Identifying activities that will mobilize the community. Step 2: Securing residents’ commitment and involvement. Step 3: Encouraging community members to help provide community focus. Step 4: Building community networks. Step 5: Creating resident-led leadership structures. Step 6: Leveraging internal and external resources. Step 7: Creating additional communication vehicles between the community and the police and other partners at different levels of age groups such as Youth and parents. Home Main components Back to Intro

6 Law Enforcement Identifying, apprehending and prosecuting the most serious and visible criminal activities. Focusing on both collaborative problem-solving processes and enforcement tactics to suppress crime at the neighborhood level. Establishing Neighborhood Watch when the community is ready. Benefiting from the partnership for prosecuting the criminal elements. Establishing communication channels between the community and Police Services for trust building. Suggested activities: targeted patrols, assistance to the communities in gathering evidence, intensified drug investigations and targeted prosecution. Home Back to Intro Main components

7 Community Policing Two key concepts — community engagement and problem solving. Police officers establish an ongoing dialog with community members to solve crime problems through a systematic process of address the underlying causes of crime. Continued interaction (as opposed to situational/issues meetings) for fostering a sense of responsibility within the community to contribute to solutions. Activities include multi-cultural dinners, other informal meetings, community days, youth pizza parties, all leading to building trust, open communication channel and establishing neighborhood watch. Home Back to Intro Main components

8 Neighborhood Restoration
Focus on revitalizing the economic and social conditions. Involve and integrate local CED activities into the NCLB model. Seek to expand the economic vitality of the community so that crime and disorder will not thrive. Would focus on coordinated use of provincial, local and private-sector resources. Focus on economic development, employment opportunities for community members and improvements to the housing and physical environment of the neighborhood. Activities: renovating and refurbishing housing, improving public spaces such as parks and recreational facilities, and creating opportunities for job readiness and employment training, including entrepreneurship and job creation through CED-related initiatives. Home Back to Intro Main components

9 Prevention and Empowerment
Risk factors (economic deprivation, lack of meaningful support to families at risk, early academic failure) lead to health and behavior problems in adolescence. Protective factors (individual characteristics, bonding, healthy beliefs, clear standards) reduce the impact of risk factors on children. Possible services to create an environment in which crime and violence cannot thrive. Strengthen links among different agencies to improve the overall quality of services to community members. We are unknowingly involved in crime prevention. NCLB ensures sensitization and establishing a mechanism to integrate multi-service activities for knowingly addressing the risk factor and strengthening the protective factors. Some suggested services: Early years programming, family visiting, outreach to newcomers in the multicultural population after school programs, homework clubs, parenting courses, drug prevention programs, mental health services, drug education, family counseling. Home Back to Intro Main components

10 Steering Committee  Steering Committee: OBJECTIVE
To provide guidance and maximize output of the resource input by integrating isolated projects for maximum impact. Steering Committee: Provides leadership, guidance, vision, and direction. Provides a structure for building a commitment to the project. Identifies areas of greatest community need. Ensures everyone’s involvement in working toward the same goal. Commits and delivers resources required to effect real change. Meets frequently to oversee progress and approve changes to program implementation. Home Continue Back to Intro Main components

11 Organizing the Steering Committee
Step 1: Identifying a core group for providing leadership. Step 2: Meeting individual stakeholders for ensuring their commitment. Step 3: Developing TORs and determining the roles and responsibilities. Step 4: Developing a decision making processes. Step 5: Creating an organizational structure for Implementation. Continue Home Back to Intro Main components

12 NCLB Steering Committee 3
Ottawa Police Services Ottawa Community Housing Ottawa Community Housing Security United Way Banff Community House Boys and Girls Club Youth Services Bureau Ottawa South Legal Clinic City of Ottawa Business Sector City Councillors Russell Heights Community House Tenants’ Associations Children’s Aid Society Home Back to Intro Main components

13 Assessment Process  Step 1: Putting together an assessment team.
Step 2: Identifying sources and type of Information (Who lives in the area; What’s the population; Employment rate, poverty, housing; How many children live in the area; Mean age of the residents. Step 3: Conducting Community Safety Survey and developing a crime and asset inventory. Step 4: Identifying resources and areas for intervention. Identifying and confirming top crime problems Looking for Trends in crimes being committed Identifying communities unmet needs and perceptions. Comparing findings from residents with secondary data. Looking for signs of economic revitalization Questionnaire Report Home Main components Back to Strategy Development

14 Planning/Strategy Development
Step 1: Putting together a planning team, representing all stakeholders. Step 2: Identifying resources for planning and collecting data (by partner and by population breakdown). Step 3: Analyzing data and setting measurable outcomes and indicators. Step 4: Moving from community needs to critical priorities. Step 5: Linking critical priorities to goals and objectives. Step 6: Developing an implementation plan (activity plan for implementation and a detailed plan with roles and responsibilities of all partners. Step 7: Sharing the final action plan with Steering Committee for approval. Introduce P.A.R.E process this year Home Main components Back to Intro

15 Problem, Analysis, Response and Evaluation Process
Back Home Main components

16 Implementation Process
Step 1: Establishing an organizational structure. Step 2: Agreeing on roles and responsibilities in action plan where needed. Step 4: Establishing a consistent procedure staff and volunteers. Step 5: Developing a process for steering committee and subcommittee meetings. Step 6: Developing a process for team building. Step 7: Providing training and technical assistance to staff and community members. Home Main components Back to Intro

17 Evaluation  Step 1: Setting Objectives for Evaluation.
Step 2. Determining as to how the project will be evaluated. Step 3: Setting bench marks after the initial surveys and data collection. Step 3: Determining source/method to be used for gathering information. Step 4: Identifying outcomes, indicators, source of information, tools and frequency of information collection. Home Main components Back to Intro

18 Local organization chart
Steering Committee Comprised of community development partners and community representative Directors of the Community House(s) Project Coordinator Or, combine these Law enforcement Staff Community Policing/ Neighborhood Watch partners Prevention & empowerment Youth, Community Development staff/ agencies Neighborhood restoration Sub-committee/TA, staff, Community House Home Main components Back to Intro

19 Roles and Responsibilities
Project coordinator Personal Attributes Communication Skills Organization skills Resource development and Sustainability skills Function of the coordinator Connection with steering committee Connection with funders (NCPC) Job description/activities Home Main components Back to Intro

20 Coordinator’s responsibilities
Primary outreach: promoting project to new partners and community residents. Preparation of progress reports. Interface with steering committee. Facilitating community in implementing and monitoring project activities. Working with partners for new activities and funding opportunities. Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

21 Connection with funders
Administrative/fiscal responsibilities. Basic personnel issues. Joint oversight of the project, steering committee and partners. Progress report, evaluation. Monitoring implementation of the activity plan. Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

22 Connection with the Steering Committee
Organizational structure. Programmatic oversight of strategy. Development of strategy partners and resources. Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

23 Resource Development and Sustainability Skills
Ability to think outside the box. Ability to develop long range planning. Ability to identify and leverage partners and resource. Ability to build capacity. Fund raising strength. Evaluation and accountability. Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

24 Back to Roles and Responsibilities
Organization Skills Meetings Steering Committee Sub committees Conducting Organising Recording Follow up Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

25 Back to Roles and Responsibilities
Communication Skills Good writing and speaking skills Arbitration and mediation skills Facilitation and coordination skills Ability to delegate tasks Negotiation skills Presentation skills Recognition skills Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

26 Back to Roles and Responsibilities
Personal Attributes Having leadership and team building skills Being adaptable and flexible Working independently and/or as a team member Being creative, innovative and assertive Having patience and tact Having cultural sensitivity Home Back to Roles and Responsibilities Main components

27 Collaboration and Relationship with Partners
Successful implementation requires effective collaboration between SC members as well as other community stakeholders Encouraging collaboration between steering committee and sub-committee members? Go>>> Building, strengthening and developing relationship with key partners? Local government and elected officials/law enforcement/residents/others What if the project is not developing collaboration and partnership? Go>>> Mobilizing community residents Go>>> Home Main components Back to Intro

28 Mobilizing the Community
Involve community in all aspects of the project. Ensure that the goals and objectives identified and strategy planned are consistent with vision and desires of the community. Ensure that residents serve on all sub-committees. Continuously survey the community for needs, issues and concerns. Build resident led leadership structures. Be accessible to the community. Take advantage of local volunteers. Market the community: web site, media coverage, neighborhood meetings, newsletters. Home Back to Collaboration with partners Main components

29 If we could not develop collaborations
Ask these questions: Are we communicating what this project is all about to residents and other partners? Did we get feedback about the effectiveness of our efforts/programs/initiatives/strategies? Are there more partnership we could leverage? Are there issues affecting the community that we are not addressing? Are we holding events/activities at the right time? Are we expecting too much too soon? Home Back to Collaboration with partners Main components

30 Encouraging Collaboration Between Committees
One of the primary role of the project coordinator would be encouraging collaboration among the various organizations, agencies and residents involved in the project. Helping everyone that No Community left Behind is not a program, but rather a strategy, establishes a base for building collaboration. Secure commitment and involvement. Identify more partners that share the vision. For community: Associations; watch groups; individuals; youth. Home Back to Collaboration with partners Main components

31 Sustainability  What are we trying to sustain? Go>>
Measures for sustainability. Go>> Leverage additional resources for the project activities? Go>> Developing a transition strategy with the community and Steering Committee. Go>> Home Back to Intro Main components

32 Transition Strategy One or another of the stakeholder might like to carry on the process. Still it is better to chalk out a transition plan, keeping the following in mind: Who in the community will benefit from it. Document all evaluations and successes. Develop a continuation strategy without the main funding source. Train the community for seeking funds to continue TAs and Neighborhood Watch programs. Pass on the lessons learnt and acquired knowledge. Home Back to Sustainability Main components

33 Leveraging Resources 
Identify and attract new resources to support the process/strategy. Ensure the available funds are efficiently optimized and leveraged (making it bigger and better). Look for more than just funds. Create asset map (inventory of resources) and revisit it frequently. All partners developing initiatives to invest in a joint-integrated manner. Let the donors know the difference in effectiveness of an integrated and piecemeal approach. Create and strengthen partnership with other service providers. Apply for collaboration grants. Back to Sustainability Home Main components

34 Measures for Sustainability
Be consistent. Encourage on-going and open dialogue. Involve and motivate residents and stakeholders throughout the process. Build a vested interest of all partners. Develop capacity to carry on. Back to Sustainability Home Main components

35 Project? Funding? Or Process?
What to sustain? Project? Funding? Or Process? All stakeholders realize the No Community Left Behind is a strategy -- not a program. It promotes a strategy development process that brings together key resources from law enforcement and social development service providers, agencies and residents to collectively address the issues impacting the quality of life in the project area. Therefore, it is the strategy development and implementation process that needs to be sustained and replicated. Home Back to Sustainability Main components

36 How long you have been living in this community?
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37 How safe do you feel in the community?
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38 Do you feel safer in your community than you did 2 years ago?
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39 Please pick the top three concerns that you have about your community, if there are any?
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40 Please pick three problems that gangs present to the community, if you believe that gangs are a problem ? Home Back to Intro Main components

41 Please pick three reasons why you believe gang activity exists in your community?
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42 Do you think your child(ren) is in a gang or at risk of being in a gang?
Involved Not Involved Not sure At Risk Home Back to Intro Main components

43 Have you ever been the victim of a crime in this neighborhood?
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44 What type of other crimes are you most concerned about?
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