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Sustainability of Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC) Grantee Meeting February 28, 2012 Pamela F. Rodriguez, MA President, TASC Chicago, IL [email protected] 312-573-8238. Define Sustainability. . For service expansion and enhancement . For collaborative

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Sustainability of adult treatment court collaborative atcc grantee meeting february 28 2012

Sustainability of Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC)

Grantee Meeting

February 28, 2012

Pamela F. Rodriguez, MA

President, TASC

Chicago, IL

[email protected]

312-573-8238


Define sustainability

Define Sustainability

. For service expansion and enhancement

. For collaborative

. Not just about funding

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Barriers to sustainability

Barriers to Sustainability

. Poor program performance

. Inadequate evidence of performance

. Lack of conflict resolution

. Changes in leadership

. Lack of identity

. Lack of structure to sustain

. Lack of funding

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Poor program performance

Poor Program Performance

. Good intentions does not equal good performance

. Maintaining employment is not a justification to continue

. Polish does not equal performance

. Fearless moral inventory

. Just because we are doing it now, not a reason to continue investment

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How does quality performance contribute to sustainability

How Does Quality Performance Contribute to Sustainability?

. Saves money

. Saves lives

. Reduces recidivism

. Increases recovery

. Demonstrates value

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Inadequate evidence of impact

Inadequate Evidence of Impact

. Service stats and descriptions does not equal quality performance

. Good PR does not equal demonstration of performance

. Small numbers

. Individual testimony

. Even delivering program just as proposed is not evidence of impact

(evidence of fidelity to plan)

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How does quality evidence contribute to sustainability

How Does Quality Evidence Contribute to Sustainability?

. Transparency

. Regular research reports

. Continual improvement

. Share information across all partners

. Demonstrate return on investment—address both cost and impact

. Develop competency in partners to discuss

. Build expectation in public for that kind of accountability

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Lack of conflict resolution

Lack of Conflict Resolution

. All relationships, projects and especially collaborations have conflict

. Competing ideas and visions and goals

. Changes in roles and responsibilities

. Language confusion

. Unless involved – no real collaboration

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How does conflict resolution contribute to sustainability

How Does Conflict Resolution Contribute to Sustainability?

. Keeps people at the table

. Improves communication

. Deepens relationships

. Models safety for others

. Resolves problems in system

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Changes in leadership

Changes in Leadership

. Original leadership developed collaborative and shaped vision

. Judges rotate, prosecutors are elected, providers come and go

. Challenge to sustain voices of consumers/clients/families in process

. Lose vision, lose continuity

. Initiative identified with original cohort

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How does quality leadership contribute to sustainability

How Does Quality Leadership Contribute to Sustainability?

. Shares vision and increases buy-in, repeatedly, long term view of project/initiative

. Ensures project is not only identified with current team

. Plans for leadership changes and transitions

. Plans and supports membership changes

. Supports communication among and between participants

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Lack of identity

Lack of Identity

. Who are you? How are you different from current initiatives?

. Why you?

. Are you your leadership team? Are you the collaborative? Another

specialty court?

. How are you different? Unique?

. Who will notice/care if you go away?

. Who knows about you?

. Who should know about you?

. Do you have a website, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets?

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How does clear identity contribute to sustainability

How Does Clear Identity Contribute to Sustainability?

. Answers question about “why you?” Make public/funders care and trust you

. People want to join/support a winner—are you a winner? (not whiner)

. Distinguishes you among competitors for funding, volunteers, treatment

resources, etc.

. Creating identity: research reports, events, spokespeople, impact, effectiveness,

cost saving,

. Who are your competitors for funding? For media space? For services/impact?

For time?

. What can you learn from them?

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Lack of structure to sustain

Lack of Structure to Sustain

. Are you relying on personality?

. Are new staff and collaborative members trained as well as initial participants?

. Are there clear procedures and protocols for integration and collaboration?

. Is communication routine and expected?

. Are you collecting data, enough, the right data, and sharing it?

. Do administrative rules or laws need to be changed?

. Without structure you are relying on the effort and good will of a few

champions?

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How does structure contribute to sustainability

How Does Structure Contribute to Sustainability?

. Invest in infrastructure: staff support; IT for communications, data collection

and evaluation; PR, training, recruitment of new champions, a good

CFO/finance person, and ongoing development activities

. Change administrative rules and laws ASAP

. Clear protocols, standards, on-going training and supervision

. Consider independent 501(c)3

. Board development

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Lack of funding

Lack of Funding

. Cuts in federal and state spending

. More competition for foundation grants

. More clients in poverty

. Lack of understanding of where money comes from and how things are funded

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Where to find funding

Where to Find Funding?

. Get to know who controls federal and state funding

. Funding for services—mix of program specific grant enhancements and state

and county funding streams

. Funding for collaborative work (infrastructure)—foundations and state funding

streams, research grants, tech grants, indirect/overhead from development

activities

. ACA:2014, get ready now

. Partner with local foundations

. Fundraising

. Client co-pay

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How do these answers contribute to sustainability

How Do These Answers Contribute to Sustainability?

. Quality performance

. Quality evidence

. Conflict resolution

. Quality leadership

. Clear identity

. Structure/Infrastructure

. Funding/Plan and Diversify

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