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Sustainability of Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC) Grantee Meeting February 28, 2012 Pamela F. Rodriguez, MA President, TASC Chicago, IL Prodriguez@tasc-il.org 312-573-8238. Define Sustainability. . For service expansion and enhancement . For collaborative
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February 28, 2012
Pamela F. Rodriguez, MA
. For service expansion and enhancement
. For collaborative
. Not just about funding
. 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
. 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
. Saves money
. Saves lives
. Reduces recidivism
. Increases recovery
. Demonstrates value
. 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)
. 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
. 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
. Keeps people at the table
. Improves communication
. Deepens relationships
. Models safety for others
. Resolves problems in system
. 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
. 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
. Who are you? How are you different from current initiatives?
. Why you?
. Are you your leadership team? Are you the collaborative? Another
. 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?
. 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
. Creating identity: research reports, events, spokespeople, impact, effectiveness,
. Who are your competitors for funding? For media space? For services/impact?
. What can you learn from them?
. 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
. 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
. 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
. 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
. ACA:2014, get ready now
. Partner with local foundations
. Client co-pay
. Quality performance
. Quality evidence
. Conflict resolution
. Quality leadership
. Clear identity
. Funding/Plan and Diversify