Presentation on theme: "Implementation Strategies"— Presentation transcript:
1 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 2404Identify examples of strategies that other agencies have used to comply with the Gender Equity Mandate
2 Assembly Bill 2404 Gender Equity Mandate Californian Boys and Girls Playing on even Playing Fields
3 What is AB 2404?Californian Boys and Girls Playing on even Playing FieldsProhibits 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 4 Step Process to Achieving Gender Equity Inventory of Programs and facilities (on-site) and rental of facilities for outside groupsIdentify a Gender Equity CoordinatorDevelop an Implementation PlanDevelop a Grievance Process
5 Inventory of Programs & Activities Jeff El-Bdour (Inventory)Programs & FacilitiesMarni Lutz (Inventory)Athletic Field AllocationBarry Ross—SRPRD (Inventory)
6 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.
7 Gender Equity Audit Parks & Recreation Programming Registration program to track participation and genderPut figures togetherOutside agencies (E.G. Little Leagues)Request for information from all on gender participation ratesFacility Equity IssuesBall fields, access to facilities, etc.
15 Real-Life Examples Audrey Jones-Taylor Randy Kelly City of Oakland Gender Equity Implementation Plan, Grievance Process, Gender Equity Coordinator, InventoryRandy KellyCity of Los Angeles Gender Equity Implementation Plan, Grievance Process, Gender Equity Coordinator, InventoryRaise the Bar Program Overview
16 “achieving gender equity through a continuous commitment to girls and women in sports”
17 PROGRAM INVENTORY What programs are offered What facilities are used What are the participation numbersWhat are the agency policies or practicesWhat are Supporting/Collaborative Agencies Doing
18 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Gender Equity Policy Statement To encourage the participation of youth in sports and recreation programs and to provide opportunitiesTo address under-representation where one gender or another is not adequately representedTo improve the representation of females assigned to administration of sports programsTo increase the number of female coaches, officials, instructors, mentors and other role modelsTo ensure equitable distribution of Department resources for all youthTo ensure regular reporting and monitoring of Department progress
19 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Goal Setting Reasonable and Realistic Measurable (set benchmarks)FlexibleNo Negative Goals
20 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Training Staff and Volunteers Partners or Supporting AgenciesParticipants
21 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Recruiting Female Role Models Coaches, OfficialsMentors
22 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Marketing “Why Sports are Important for Girls”“Sports Page”Sports AcademiesCenter ProgramsClinicsGirls Night-inGirls Only Gym Time
23 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Action Items - Reporting and Monitoring Center Needs AssessmentMonthly Activity ReportQuarterly Summary ReportAnnual ReportProgram Standards
25 Wrapping it All UpDiscuss the importance of gender equity as it relates to changing societal constructs and as it relates to the legal requirements of AB 2404Identify examples of strategies that other agencies have used to comply with the Gender Equity Mandate