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1 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco and Associates Lexington, KY Impacting DMC in Your Community: Do’s and Don’ts 5 th Annual DMC Resource Center & Minority Youth and Families Initiative Conference Des Moines, Iowa December 1, th Annual DMC Resource Center & Minority Youth and Families Initiative Conference Des Moines, Iowa December 1, 2006

2 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Pathway to DMC Reform Acknowledgment Acceptance Agreement Action

3 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Personal/Community Assessment 1.Have I acknowledged that DMC exists in my community? 2.Has my community acknowledged that DMC exits?

4 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Personal/Community Assessment 1.Have I accepted personal responsibility for my contributions to both the problems of and solutions to DMC? 2.Have all key agencies accepted responsibility for both the problems of and solutions to DMC? 3.Have all key individuals accepted personal responsibility for both the problems of and solutions to DMC?

5 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Personal/Community Assessment 1.Has our DMC community/team reached agreement on the problem (or problem areas)? 2.Have we reached agreement on our focus? 3.Have we agreed on our desired outcomes? 4.Have we agreed on an action plan to address DMC? 5.Is our action plan designed to reduce DMC in the next one to two years?

6 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Personal/Community Assessment 1.Has our community implemented specific activities to address DMC? 2.Have we maintained our focus on reducing DMC? 3.Do we have evidence that our efforts have impacted DMC?

7 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY DMC Do’s and Don’ts Be open and willing to be uncomfortable with the subjectBe open and willing to be uncomfortable with the subject Be willing to confront your personal biasBe willing to confront your personal bias Don’t let your uncomfortablness become a roadblock to actionDon’t let your uncomfortablness become a roadblock to action

8 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin

9 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY DMC Do’s and Don’ts Don’t lose your sense of humor and ability to laugh at yourself and the absurd Do lose your biases that impact the children and families you work with

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13 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Male Cat at Work!

14 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY DMC Do’s and Don’ts Do collect data on all key decision points in the juvenile justice systemDo collect data on all key decision points in the juvenile justice system Don’t get sidetracked by data on community/individual social condition indicators (i.e., poverty, employment, graduation rates, etc.)Don’t get sidetracked by data on community/individual social condition indicators (i.e., poverty, employment, graduation rates, etc.)

15 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY DMC Do’s and Don’ts Let data guide you to further inquiry Don’t be content with general observations about data (i.e., racial makeup of youth arrested, released, detained, etc.) Be open to anything/anywhere the data leads you

16 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY DMC Do’s and Don’ts Focus on the things you have control over (i.e., things that you can change)Focus on the things you have control over (i.e., things that you can change) Don’t get hung up on issues and problems that you cannot solve with your DMC effortsDon’t get hung up on issues and problems that you cannot solve with your DMC efforts

17 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY DMC Do’s and Don’ts Don’t work in isolationDon’t work in isolation Connect with all systems serving youthConnect with all systems serving youth Connect with other initiativesConnect with other initiatives

18 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Do Make a Difference!

19 Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco & Associates Lexington, KY Contact Information: Randy S. Thomas Ed Necco and Associates 503 Darby Creek Road Lexington, KY (859)


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