Drug Market Intervention Training Initiative (3-23-11)


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  • The Center for Community Safety (CCS) at Winston-Salem State University was established in 2001 as a public service, training and research center with a mission to engage communities in the strategic utilization of research to shape action and enhance response to community safety issues. The CCS developed its 'Training & Technical Assistance Program' based on more than 10 years of practical field experience and expertise in working on data-based violence-reduction strategies and partnerships.
  • Explain how you can think about this in the form of a grid. Take the the different types of partners – Law Enforcement, Other Agencies and Non-traditional Partners – and the different ways you can use partners – Strategic, Sustaining Partners, and Supporting Partners – and form a grid. During the course of the PSN initiative, you will benefit from broad and deep partnerships. To ensure that you are developing those, might want to think through what kinds of partners make sense for your communities in each of these grid blocks. Instructor: Can walk through each one.
  • Drug Market Intervention Training Initiative (3-23-11)

    1. 1. Drug Market Intervention Training Initiative Building Community Relationships and Guiding Community Capacity Alvin Atkinson, Executive Director March 23, 2011 Greensboro, NC
    2. 2. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>About the CCS </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Observations and Lessons on Community Participation </li></ul>
    3. 3. About Alvin Atkinson Alvin L. Atkinson is the Executive Director of The Center for Community Safety (CCS) at Winston-Salem State University and a nationally recognized expert in creating safer neighborhoods. Alvin also facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and leading practitioners and policy makers at both a local and national level.
    4. 4. <ul><li>About The Center for Community Safety (CCS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established in 2001 as a public service, research and training center of WSSU; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves action research to shape policy and action around significant community safety issues as prioritized by community partnerships; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes the use of data to develop and sustain police and community partnerships to create safer, more stable communities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides training and technical assistance to build community capacity to reduce crime and develop and sustain stable neighborhoods. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. A National Training and Technical Assistance Provider for Project Safe Neighborhoods Sites and Weed and Seed Sites
    6. 6. The CCS Although our work is about measuring results, providing useful data and improving performance, our ultimate goal is improving lives. We believe this goal can only be achieved through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and passionate commitment to community-based problem solving efforts.
    7. 7. Purpose To share knowledge of key community considerations for creating effective community policing partnerships
    8. 8. How do you define: Community? Community Mobilization? Community Policing?
    9. 9. A community is a system of independent but interdependent entities that impact that system either negatively or positively. Any one entity need not be located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the community to impact the system.
    10. 10. Who makes up community? Membership should be strategically broad.
    11. 11. The Community Criminal Justice Agencies Elected Officials Health Care Professionals Service Providers Neighborhood Residents Faith Leaders Researchers Business Leaders Community Leaders City Departments
    12. 12. Stakeholders must be assembled for action
    13. 13. Strategic Stakeholders Who are those community members MOST affected by the focused crime issue? What are the organizations that are most involved in issues related to the focused crime? Which groups will help you carry out your most immediate strategies?
    14. 14. Sustaining Stakeholders Who can help you achieve additional buy-in? Who can help you secure additional funding? Who might be involved in developing more long-range strategies?
    15. 15. <ul><li>Supporting Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Who should be part of the “buzz”? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can help provide a “conscience check”? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Law Enforcement Other Agencies Resident Representation Strategic Sustaining Supporting
    17. 17. Community Mobilization The process of preparing a community for action and change A specific process within a larger process of action and change
    18. 18. Action Community Well-Being Community Mobilization Community Capacity Community Development
    19. 19. <ul><li>Key Elements in Community Mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>Community Capacity for Change </li></ul><ul><li>Community Context </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation and Readiness (“Motivation”) </li></ul><ul><li>Values and Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Key Elements cont’d </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Development, </li></ul><ul><li>Information Sharing and Ongoing Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships…Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Networks & Communication </li></ul>
    21. 21. Community Capacity A community’s relative ability to undertake collective action
    22. 22. <ul><li>Key Dimensions in Community Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared vision </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, skills and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Resources (physical, financial) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and broad community </li></ul><ul><li>representation/participation </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Community Capacity (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness and motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (supportive institutions, </li></ul><ul><li>physical resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling policies and systems </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Steps in Effective Community Mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Educate (Training) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul>