Presentation on theme: "Implementation Strategies Gender Equity Mandate (AB 2404) Discuss the importance of gender equity as it relates to changing societal constructs and as."— Presentation transcript:
Implementation Strategies Gender Equity Mandate (AB 2404) Discuss the importance of gender equity as it relates to changing societal constructs and as it relates to the legal requirements of AB 2404 Identify examples of strategies that other agencies have used to comply with the Gender Equity Mandate
Assembly Bill 2404 Gender Equity Mandate Californian Boys and Girls Playing on even Playing Fields
What is AB 2404? Californian Boys and Girls Playing on even Playing Fields –Prohibits specific local government agencies from discriminating against any person on the basis of gender in the operation, conduct, or administration of community youth athletics programs and activities, or in the allocation of parks and recreation facilities and resources that support or enable these programs and activities. –Bill would create an independent right to bring a civil action for equitable and monetary relief.
4 Step Process to Achieving Gender Equity –Inventory of Programs and facilities (on- site) and rental of facilities for outside groups –Identify a Gender Equity Coordinator –Develop an Implementation Plan –Develop a Grievance Process
Inventory of Programs & Activities –Jeff El-Bdour (Inventory) Programs & Facilities –Marni Lutz (Inventory) Athletic Field Allocation –Barry Ross—SRPRD (Inventory) Athletic Field Allocation
West Sacramento Compliance The City of West Sacramento is currently in the processes of conducting its own audit to determine its own AB 2404 compliance needs.
Gender Equity Audit Parks & Recreation Programming –Registration program to track participation and gender –Put figures together Outside agencies (E.G. Little Leagues) –Request for information from all on gender participation rates Facility Equity Issues –Ball fields, access to facilities, etc.
P&R Youth Athletic Programs Teen Basketball (10% girls 90% boys) Jr. NBA/WNBA basketball (30% girls 70% boys)
Outside Agency Programs Youth Tennis (30% girls 70% boys) Jr. Football Team (2% girls 98% boys)
P&R Youth Athletic Programs Aquatics (55% girls 45% boys) Little League (5% girls 95% boys)
P&R Youth Athletic Programs Swim Teams (65% girls 35% boys) River City Rowing (30% girls 70% boys)
Facilities Equity Concerns
Real-Life Examples –Audrey Jones-Taylor City of Oakland Gender Equity Implementation Plan, Grievance Process, Gender Equity Coordinator, Inventory –Randy Kelly City of Los Angeles Gender Equity Implementation Plan, Grievance Process, Gender Equity Coordinator, Inventory Raise the Bar Program Overview
“achieving gender equity through a continuous commitment to girls and women in sports”
PROGRAM INVENTORY What programs are offered What facilities are used What are the participation numbers What are the agency policies or practices What are Supporting/Collaborative Agencies Doing
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Gender Equity Policy Statement To encourage the participation of youth in sports and recreation programs and to provide opportunities To address under-representation where one gender or another is not adequately represented To improve the representation of females assigned to administration of sports programs To increase the number of female coaches, officials, instructors, mentors and other role models To ensure equitable distribution of Department resources for all youth To ensure regular reporting and monitoring of Department progress
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Goal Setting Reasonable and Realistic Measurable (set benchmarks) Flexible No Negative Goals
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Training Staff and Volunteers Partners or Supporting Agencies Participants
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Recruiting Female Role Models Coaches, Officials Mentors
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Marketing “Why Sports are Important for Girls” “Sports Page” Sports Academies Center Programs Clinics Girls Night-in Girls Only Gym Time
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Reporting and Monitoring Center Needs Assessment Monthly Activity Report Quarterly Summary Report Annual Report Program Standards
Wrapping it All Up Discuss the importance of gender equity as it relates to changing societal constructs and as it relates to the legal requirements of AB 2404 Identify examples of strategies that other agencies have used to comply with the Gender Equity Mandate