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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240206     Find in a Library
  Title: Sustainability Toolkit Checklist for Service Providers
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Juvenile Justice Evaluation Ctr
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/2012
  Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This report presents checklists for actions that are critical for sustaining and improving services over time.
  Abstract: Three concepts of “sustainability” underlie the checklists presented. First, it involves more than maintaining or expanding funding; it’s about building a strong, data-driven organization that serves the community. Second, sustainability involves maximizing all of a program’s resources, both external (funding) and internal (staff, volunteers, and advisory/executive board members). Third, relying on a limited range of funding sources puts a program at risk for survival. The seven checklists presented are tools that assist in ensuring a program’s sustainability. One checklist is a guide for taking initial steps in the development of a structure for proving a program’s effectiveness. A second checklist pertains to data analysis and reporting, which involves telling others about a program’s capacity, model integrity, and accountability. A third checklist assists in structuring an organization and its management tasks so as to facilitate sustainability. A fourth checklist addresses staff training and retention, which are essential for sustainability. A fifth checklist focuses on the building of collaborative relationships that are mutually beneficial, which strengthens the value and thus the importance of a program. A sixth checklist provides guidance in developing community interaction, support, and marketing, so that the community becomes familiar with what the program does and how it benefits the community. The seventh checklist provides guidance for being creative and thinking strategically about funding sources. 33 references categorized under topics related to sustainability
  Main Term(s): Juvenile program coordination
  Index Term(s): Program financing ; Long range planning ; Program planning ; Program implementation ; Program monitoring ; Funding guidelines ; Juvenile justice management
  Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Evaluation Ctr
c/o Justice Research and Statistics Assoc
777 North Capitol Street, N.E.
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
  Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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