Presentation on theme: "1 RESOURCE MOBILIZATION November 22-24, 2004 St. Lucia WI Presented by Mr. Willie Anderson,CCD/CCS American Recovery Management Strategies."— Presentation transcript:
1 RESOURCE MOBILIZATION November 22-24, 2004 St. Lucia WI Presented by Mr. Willie Anderson,CCD/CCS American Recovery Management Strategies
2 Resource Mobilization A continuous process of identifying and using a wide range of available resources to address identified problems. It involves action oriented resource gathering that provides a means to take action to address problems. It requires a concrete strategy for achieving the outcomes desired. It reflects coordinated, cooperated efforts of government and non-governmental entitles to provide systematic and sustainable change which revitalizes the community or institution.
3 Objectives and Goals Objective: - To develop a preliminary resource mobilization strategy and action plan for the successful implementation of substance abuse services A. Correctional Institution B. Community Goals: -Define resource mobilization -Identify tools and existing resources for effective mobilization -Provide practical steps for mobilizing resources
4 Resource Mobilization is Necessary Governmental Ministries cannot act alone to bring about meaningful change – You must establish linkages! Empowers the community/ institution to become proactive instead of reactive. Community “buy-in” is necessary for a successful program Strengthens rehabilitation efforts and serves to reduce overcrowding in the prisons.
5 Benefits Who/ How Government Agencies Community At Large Greater cost benefit to the public purse Strengthens community awareness and support for the program. Provides the judiciary with an increased level of comfort with the sentencing alternatives. Creates a mechanism for sustainability of the Community Service Order programs. Delivers tangible community benefits Enhances public safety
6 Barriers Thinking inside the box!! -Lack of finances -Lack of personnel -Lack of space -Over-extended staff -Resistance to change- “It won’t work” -Territorialism
7 Requirements Effective resource mobilization planning requires: -A statement of the problem -Identification and availability of existing resources to address the problem -Process of collaboration, education, and communication -Strategy for implementation
8 Examples of “Out of the Box” Thinking Use current resources and re-deploy existing resources. Revisit space and work sites within government and outside government. - Schools, Churches, Libraries, etc. New programming and tasks, ultimately provides long term relief to over worked staff.
9 Potential Resources ( Examples Used In Belize) SEL-Street Sweeping Belize Audubon Society Belize Waste Control Ministry of Tourism-Hotel Industry/ Cruise Lines Victim Impact Panels Charitable Organizations and Foundations Water Taxi Association
10 Alternative Ways of Financing Also requires thinking out of the box. Government cannot do it alone. 3 Levels of Funding -District -National -International Foundation Contributions Grants
11 Alternative Financing (continued) Examine private sector resources -utilities -tourism -commerce -church It is vital to identify an appropriate gatekeeper for funds received-- The credibility of the gatekeeper of the funds must be established on all levels-- Potential Gatekeepers
12 Mobilization Strategy and Steps Create data base of existing resources Identify goals for each parish/district Link existing resources with goals Begin dialogue with organizations Draft MOUs Attend police roll call, schools, church and community meetings Create forums and focus groups for community input
13 Solidify Develop Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) benefit all participating parties. Define roles and responsibilities of the players. Benefits to the MOU process: Establishes a shared vision as well as concrete expectations. Identifies measurable outcomes. Invokes discussion and identification of problems or issues before work begins. Ensures line staff, program director, and agency/ministerial leadership support.