Identifyng Leaders and Champions
Resource Development To work with the community to create a model environment which offers outreach as well as innovative, specialized, seamless and integrated services to all victims of crime, helping to strengthen and restore the fabric of our community. INTERAGENCY PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES Code of ethics /
ethical communication Conflict resolution Vicarious trauma ASL Interpreters Technology Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The process of change is NOT self-initiating. Competence
Communication Research Cross-train Identify strengths and weaknesses Create powerful teams Acknowledge successes along the way Set goals and objectives Be systems orientated Here we GO! Inclusiveness Training Launch Strategies Steve Siegel
email@example.com THANK YOU! Planning for Partnerships J.C. Thurmond No Awareness Denial/Resistance Vague awareness Preplanning Preparation Community Readiness Model Initiation Stabilization Confirmation/Expansion High Level of Community Ownership How ripe are the issues?
Is the enviroment ready for a new program like this? Are your plans and strategies consistent with Community Readiness Levels? IMPLEMENTATION Be Prepared to: Re-learn
Re-energize Define the Sign Program
Community Knowledge of Sign Program
Community Knowledge of the Issue
Resources http://www.triethniccenter.colostate.edu/communityReadiness.htm Assessment of readiness is done for 6 key dimensions (1-9)
Secrets Revealed! It's not magic! Here is what worked for us... 1 Meet Community expectation Be flexible
Be consistent 2 Conducted a Robust Needs Assessment 3 Form Outreach Strategies Word-of-mouth
Community meetings and other gatherings
Law Enforcement training 4 Put it all together: Department of Transportation Sign Coordinator MADD Direct Service Agencies Survivors
Program Replication Tool Kit Memorial Sign Program Potential Issues Public Works Inalienable Rights For Victims 1. Right to Recognition
2. Right to Information
3. Right to Assistance
4. Right to be Protected
5. Right to Participation
6. Right to Implementation You will be working with victims. Community Backlash Questions of "too many signs" Funding/ Will you charge? Sign Lifespan? Working with DOT Waller, I. (2010). Rights for vicitms of crime. 38-41. Is your Department of Transportation doing the job?
Does your community see the value?
Do you have the staff to pull it off?
Do you need a dedicated victim advocate? A Long History Descanso Arizona State Patrol Circa 1940 MADD Pilots Programs in the 1990's Ad hoc memorials pop-up across the US Is it money well spent? Effectivness of Memorial Signs A 2011 Colorado study showed that intersections with signs saw fewer collisions than intersections without signs. Approximate savings per sign per year: $123,000 $40,000 average cost per car crash based on NHTSA data Are you ready? The Denver Model Collaboration DA's Office
Public Works Special Services Special Training Trained VA
Access to criminal history Key Champions Endorsments from Mayor and Govenor
DA attends every ceremony
Law Enforcement attends ceremony Ceremony
Community open mic
Dove Release Thank you! The average cost of a sign: approximately $1000 20 sites studied--10 with signs, 10 without
Similar traffic volume
Random sampling of sites/various geographical locations
Reduction of 93(over six years) collisions at intersections with signs
Reduction of 62 (over six years) at intersections without The Vision To create See the full transcript