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Gang Reduction Summit (9-15-10)

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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. www.forsythfutures.org Doris Páez, Ph.D., Associate Director 601 N. Cherry Street, Suite 250 Winston-Salem, NC 27101 doris@forsythfutures.org (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 squick@wspd.org Alvin Atkinson, Executive Director The Center for Community Safety atkinsona@wssu.edu www.centerforcommunitysafety.org Kismet Loftin-Bell, Consultant kloftinbell@aim.com

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