Gang Reduction Summit (9-15-10)


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  • Boxes and an equation then I realized its PEOPLE---we are the system!
  • Forsyth County Only
    Indicators selected five years ago.
    Assess community indicators and initiatives.
    Collect and/or analyze original and secondary data.
    Enhance understanding of community conditions, trends, resources, and needs.
    Facilitate community conversations (via semi-annual report, website, convenings, white & green papers, INITIASCAPES).
  • Currently, Initiascapes can only be done manually by using basic computer drawing programs and analyzing separate data spreadsheets. In the near future, the Initiascapes will be the result of integrating web-based data collection forms, relationship tree programming and graphic information systems design. Copyright of the concept is currently pending and software development will occur in spring-summer 2010.
  • ONE of many other projects in education, health, safety, community engagement….
    7 types/sources of provider list (e.g., NC Health Info, LME, CAROLINA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION)
    We realize there are also other intertwined arena (Blind Hearing Services…)
    put in place.
    Place Time Limitations on Phases: 6-8 weeks
    Estimate costs/secure funding (from existing internal budget and/or external)
    for-profit and non-profit entities’ websites
    available annual reports for costs, facilities and services
    data sets provided by interviewees or local agencies
    state data sets
    EVERYTHING is put on Forsyth Futures website when completed (
  • The purpose of behavioral/mental health system view is to:
    Ensure that the person in need or touched by the behavioral/mental health system is the focus (i.e., place in the center);
    Provide the context for the system that is impacting the individual and those providing assistance;
    527 state and local entities representing:
    Private and public funding intermediaries and service coordinators.
    For profit and non-profit providers.
    Higher Education.
    Public Education.
    State level facilities and practitioner licensing boards.
    Local government agencies with linked with state government agencies.
    Local and state advisory and advocacy groups.
    Demonstrate the connections between entities further beyond (impacts); and
    Increasing awareness/focus of system balance.
  • Gang Reduction Summit (9-15-10)

    1. 1. September 15, 2010 United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Gang Reduction Summit
    2. 2. WELCOME Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro-Tempore
    3. 3. Purpose • Identify best practice models of gang prevention and intervention. • Inspire community collaboration between organizations, initiatives and programs. • Foster sustainable partnerships to effectively deter gang activity within our community.
    4. 4. Visibility of Gangs in Forsyth County • Sergeant Mike Weaver Winston-Salem Police Department, Gang Unit • Bill McClain Site Director of Twin City East West Partnership • Patrick Merrill Drug and Gang Awareness Investigator of Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools
    5. 5. OJJDP Best Practices Kismet Loftin-Bell
    6. 6. 15 MINUTE BREAK
    7. 7. Prevention • Primary prevention focuses on the entire population at risk and the identification of those conditions (personal, social, environmental) that promote criminal behavior. • Secondary prevention targets those individuals who have been identified as being at greater risk of becoming delinquent. Intervention • Intervention targets those individuals who are already involved in criminal activity or who are gang members.
    8. 8. Using Initiascapes© to Facilitate our Commitment to Collaboration Doris Peas, Ph.D., Associate Director Gang Reduction Summit Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:15-10:45PM EDT Doris Páez, Ph.D., Associate Director, Forsyth Futures
    9. 9. What is Forsyth Futures? • Non-profit, community collaborative of residents, organizations, and institutions. • FORSYTH COUNTY, NC ONLY • “People’s Institute” • Unique: NOT UNIVERSITY- OR GOVERNMENT-BASED • Financially supported by top 40 entities in community (grants, contributions, in-kind supports) • Lead, support or monitor indicators & initiatives
    10. 10. Community Indicator Projects • Goal: Catalyst for Community Change or Sustaining the “good” • View the WHOLE community as ONE System • Need to measure…Indicator(s) 1. How are we doing? 2. Where are we on some measure X? 3. Where do we want to be? 4. How long before we get there? 5. Are our efforts making a difference?
    11. 11. Initiascape=Initiative + Landscape • Expand the concept of indicator “data” and analyses to include the scope of efforts/initiatives/solutions • Visual and descriptive representations • Document and depict the connections between a community’s initiatives toward a common goal or indicator • Specific point-in-time
    12. 12. Indicator-Initiascape Relationship
    13. 13. What Forsyth Futures does… • Tie to indicator(s) (scope of an issue) • Study the “best practices" models • Study the scope of our solutions • Each Initiascape is conceptualized as a Project • Project management system/phases put in place
    14. 14. Initiascape Phases
    15. 15. Data Layers • Initiascapes are designed for user access to data layers relevant to an issue/indicator, etc. • Layers can be, but are not limited to, – objectives, – target audiences/clients, – levels/types of services, – costs, funding sources, and – personnel allocations.
    16. 16. What we look for…. • Links to other Community Entities • Funding (types and dollar amounts) • Mission • Objective(s) • Administrative Structure • Clients • Target Audience • Current/Planned Initiatives/Activities • Data Generated • Data Needs/Interest
    17. 17. What our community uses this for.. 1. Policy design 2. Program design 3. Resource allocation 4. Grant applications 5. Program evaluation 6. Advocacy 7. Research
    18. 18. Doris’ Wall at Forsyth Futures
    19. 19. FF NEXT STEPS • Differentiate further the available data by population (e.g., gender, ethnicity/race, age, diagnosis, area of residence, and types of service providers). • Create opportunities to gather or create more specific local data sets. • Continue to pursue local data sets not complete enough for the current analysis. • Initiate an analysis of related/new indicators. • Obtain and compare actual funding data (dollar amounts) from all entities in the Initiascape map; trace governmental funding. • Update the relevant Initiascape after this summit. Continue Building the Data Warehouse Making Progress Report Updates Updates Requests Collaborate
    20. 20. Doris Páez, Ph.D., Associate Director 601 N. Cherry Street, Suite 250 Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 724-2831 EXT 16
    21. 21. WORKING SESSION • Commitment to Collaboration Cards • Create an Initiascape at your table • Tell ‘The Story Behind the Line’
    22. 22. CLOSING REMARKS Solomon Quick, Gang Reduction Specialist, WSPD Alvin Atkinson, Executive Director The Center for Community Safety Kismet Loftin-Bell, Consultant
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