Presentation on theme: "1 KEEPING SCORE Building an Internal and External Gang Strategy School, Community & City-Wide Gang Strategies Presenter: Sarah Sunderlin Senior Research."— Presentation transcript:
1 KEEPING SCORE Building an Internal and External Gang Strategy School, Community & City-Wide Gang Strategies Presenter: Sarah Sunderlin Senior Research Analyst Division of Youth Services U.S. Department of Labor
2 First things first…….. Setting realistic expectations What are we doing now? Where are we heading? How are we going to get there? Who needs to be involved?
3 Keeping Score Assessment What strategies do we currently use? A. Intervention B. Prevention C. Suppression D. A combination
4 Keeping Score Assessment What is the REAL problem? What’s working? What’s NOT working? How do we assess the above?
5 Keeping Score Assessment Who is tasked with answering these questions? Do we need partners to help identify these answers? If we can’t help, who can? What’s our referral process?
7 Keeping Score Who will be assigned to monitor the progress of reducing youth involvement with gangs? Assign a team to help track the various strategies to ensure enough oversight. Set realistic benchmarks
8 Keeping Score – Internal vs. External Internal School District Staff Program Staff Teachers Parents Service Providers Community Residents Law Enforcement External Law Enforcement Mayors Office Corrections/Probati on/Parole Local Government Social Services Faith-based Orgs. Youth Councils Community Programs
9 Keeping Score - The Score Card Developing an Internal Strategy by Building Sustainable Partnerships PartnersRoleShared Goal BenchmarksInvestmentCommitment & Sustainability Teachers Case Managers Principal Superintendent Parents Community Residents Youth Service Providers Security Community & Faith-based Organizations
10 What Role does each partner have? PartnerRole Teachers What role do they play in the gang reduction plan? Are they currently at the table? Are they a partner, leader, consultant, resource? EG. A teacher is able to identify gang activity in the classroom. ParentsEG. Identify gang activity in the community. Work with Teachers in the assessment of at-risk youth Service ProvidersEG. Can be resource for youth on providing activities outside of school hours.
11 Working towards a Shared GOAL PartnerShared Goal How will each partner contribute to the Gang Reduction Plan? What is their strategy and/or contribution to your plan? SuperintendentTo provide a safe school environment for all students To ensure services are coordinated with Teachers Case ManagersAre all partners working towards the same shared goal? TeachersIs the plan shared with each partner? Parents and Community
12 Measuring Success PartnerBenchmarks School DistrictHow is success measured? What will be monitored and how? ParentsIs it realistic to eradicate gangs from the community? CommunityIs meeting once a year enough time to develop a good working relationship with each partner towards building a common goal? Service Providers Will putting all at-risk youth in a conflict prevention class actually reduce gang violence and participation?
13 Partnership Investment PartnerInvestment TeachersWhat interest do Teachers have in this shared plan/goal? ParentsWhy should parents be involved? How will you keep them engaged in this process? Have you invited parents to see what your school/program is currently doing? School SecurityWhy should security get involved? What invested interest do they have towards the overall goal?
14 Partnership Commitment PartnersCommitment & Sustainability PrincipalWhat commitment will the Principal provide to sustain efforts towards the shared goal? Community/Faith- based partners How will a commitment be made and/or monitored? Will it be a signed or verbal commitment? ParentsHow will you maintain a parents involvement? What invested interest do they have currently?
15 The Score Card Internal Strategy – Building Partnerships PartnersRoleShared Goal BenchmarksInvestmentCommitment & Sustainability Teachers Case Managers Principal Superintendent Parents Community Residents Youth Service Providers Security Community & Faith-based Organizations
16 Assessing the Internal Strategy Once you have established key partners and defined each responsibility, enter this on the scorecard template. Assess who is “not at the table” that you think would add substantial value to your strategy. Add them to the scorecard as “potential” partners. Set a goal and come back to measure your success, 3, 6, 9 months later.
17 Monitoring Internal Activities Listing activities that your program and partners can actively achieve within a set time period, will help measure where you are and where you would like the program to be six months from now. For example, listing certain outreach activities can help measure who does what when, and/or what you hope to do, next month, next year.
18 Keeping Score Activity Score Card ActivityStrategyEvidence of Success January 2010February 2010 Parental Involvement To invite parents to gang prevention classes Write here the date, activity, participants, outcomes desired and the outcomes achieved. Community Engagement Schedule community events E.g.. scheduled our first community event on providing services for out-of- school youth Staff Training Gang trainingDescribe what you plan to do and what the outcomes are. Mentoring Each enrolled youth will have a mentor by March 2010 Tattoo Removal Coordinate our youth with this service Establish link with this service provider Research this program initiative in our area Offer this service to youth who have left gangs
19 Keeping Score Other Activity Ideas Youth Council Out-of-School Youth Outreach Community Meetings Peer-to-peer mediation
20 Record – Monitor - Review To keep the Score Card simple set activity monitoring to a three/four month cycle. Record each months activities Review at the end of your target evaluation date and refine your goals for the next three month period. Add new activities.
21 Developing an External Strategy – Building Partnerships PartnersRoleShared Goal Frequency of Meetings InvestmentCommitment & Sustainability Law Enforcement Corrections Department Social Services Mayors Office Youth Councils Faith-based Org. Local Government City Council Employment Programs
22 Keeping Score External Partnership Roles Law Enforcement Corrections Department Social Services Mayors Office Youth Councils Faith-based Org. Local Government City Council Employment Programs Partners Role Law EnforcementDescribe the role of each partner and how they will be involved. Mayors OfficeE.g.. Three staff members will contribute one hour of time to the shared project. Employment Programs E.g.. Marianne from the local WIB will attend all city-wide meetings.
23 Keeping Score External Partnership Goals Law Enforcement Corrections Department Social Services Mayors Office Youth Councils Faith-based Org. Local Government City Council Employment Programs Partners Goals Law EnforcementHow will this partner contribute to the Shared Vision/Goal of your mission? Mayors OfficeWhat is their strategy or contribution? Employment Programs
24 Keeping Score External Partnership Investment Law Enforcement Corrections Department Social Services Mayors Office Youth Councils Faith-based Org. Local Government City Council Employment Programs Community Based Org. Partners Investment Law Enforcement How does this partner demonstrate an invested interest in the overall strategy? Mayors Office Employment Programs
25 Keeping Score External Partnership Commitment Law Enforcement Corrections Department Social Services Mayors Office Youth Councils Faith-based Org. Local Government City Council Employment Programs Community Based Org. Partners Commitment & Sustainability Law EnforcementHow will this partner demonstrate their commitment to their goal? Mayors OfficeHow will this partner contribute towards the sustainability of the shared vision? Employment Programs Is this partner already involved in this vision? If so, how will this be collaborated?
26 Developing an External Strategy – Building Sustainable Partnerships PartnersRoleShared Goal Frequency of Meetings InvestmentCommitment & Sustainability Law Enforcement Corrections Department Social Services Mayors Office Youth Councils Faith-based Org. Local Government City Council Employment Programs
27 External Activities Score Card ActivityStrategyEvidence of Success Gang Prevention /Intervention Efforts January 2010 Gang Prevention/ Intervention Efforts February 2010 Steering Committee Meeting ParticipantsPurpose and goal Did you add any new partners this month? How did they contribute? Material Distribution Gang Mapping
28 Keeping Score – Activity Monitoring Activity Steering Committee Meetings Material Distribution Gang Mapping Training Cross-agency meetings Community Awareness Newsletter Orientation Activity Organizing Events StrategyEvaluationDate/Month What, when, where. Benchmarks & measurements of success The date of activity, who participated. Outcomes & Planned Activities How many youth are the target of this activity? What type of youth? At-risk, ex-offenders, former gang members? Outcomes desired, outcomes achieved.
29 FINAL SCORE Assessing the strategy after implementation Are we on target with our plan? Have we leveraged resources to assist with our sustainability plan? Is our target population receiving the necessary services to achieve the best possible outcomes? If so, how are we measuring this?
30 For more information regarding the SCORE CARD Contact Sarah Sunderlin Senior Research Analyst 202-693-2963 firstname.lastname@example.org