The Governor in your state wants to receive these funds and feels that her state has what it takes to receive this grant. An innovative leader, she recognizes that it is easier to prevent behavior from occurring and reoccurring, rather than correct it once it is deeply entrenched.
In evaluating all the experts in her administration, the Governor’s logical choice is you, to develop a model program proposal for funding consideration.
You will need to develop a proposal that you will present to us (in the form of a PowerPoint, video or other type of presentation that will be submitted in the discussion board forum, as well as the assignment.
Be sure to incorporate the following into your presentation slides:
Include a statement of the problem your program will address. You will need to show data that reflects the need for this program. Data can be found in numerous places. Make sure you properly cite your data sources. A brief summary of why your program will be successful in addressing the problem, and why it will be successful where others before you have failed.
Be creative! Design and include your logo, slogan, mission statement, and statement of the problem you plan to address.
It might be helpful to research how to write a mission statement first.
Give your program a name. What is the physical layout? Where is it located (and the type of setting; rural, urban, suburban)? Why did you choose this location? Is your program for males, females, or is it co-ed? What type of offender and ages will your program serve? What is/are the behaviors that your program will address? How do you get your referrals (court ordered, probation or parole officer, state hospital, etc.)? Include discussion of the following where appropriate (treatment, rehabilitation, medical care, psychological and addiction services). Creativity matters. Be sure to include photos, tables, charts, etc.
Think about your program goals and client goals. What do clients need to know and be able to do to live successfully crime-free?
Is your program community-based or in a facility (i.e., minimum, medium, or maximum-security, halfway house, pre-release center)? What is the rationale for your strategy?
What is the daily routine? How is the program structured? What are the rules, privileges, sanctions, and how are they earned? Does your population have any rights? Representation? How is visitation scheduled? Who is on the visitation list? What arrangements are made for children (relatives) to visit? What if any family preservation services are offered? What types of parenting training programs are available?
What are the various disciplines and positions that you will need to have on board? How will you recruit, train, and promote these individuals? How will they collaborate and work together to reduce violent behavior? Are there additional resources that you will need? It might be helpful to research other programs to see who their staffing include.
What are the staff roles and responsibilities? How will they help clients achieve their goals?
Transition And Termination:
Discuss how your population ends his/her stay with you (i.e., parole, end of sentence, etc.). What are your plans for after-care, tracking or monitoring? What should never happen is that the door closes behind clients when they leave without any supportive and follow up programming. For those who have been incarcerated- they are leaving a correctional facility in many cases with a home, job (most businesses do not want an ex-con working for them- how can you overcome this), source of income, AA/NA Sponsor, money. How can we expect them to survive on the streets? How can we prevent them from returning to their former associates that were a negative influence?
Program Development :
You will need to be able to identify the- who, what, where, when, why and how before you really begin. *The “who what where when” etc. is a graphic organizer only, to help you tackle this project. Do not submit slides with these headings!*
What is the “behavior” that your program will address (substance abuse, addiction, domestic violence, anger management)? How significant is the “problem behavior?” (Document the need for the program, show data) Where will this program be? When does this program happen? Why have you chosen this particular behavior? How on earth do you begin to tackle this enormous assignment? Who will you include?
What are all the components (programs, intervention and treatment services and resources) you will need to consider and include in order to achieve the goals of reducing the behavior? Think of this in terms of goals and objectives, what you need to do to fulfill the goals and objectives, and how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your program in attaining them. Why will your program be successful where others have failed? How will you measure the success of your program?
How will your program help clients meet their goals?
How will the money be spent? Show a program budget breakdown. Use a table format with two columns. List categories of expenses and their costs in one (building expenses, payroll, equipment, supplies), and the total for each category as well as the grand total in the other. You must spend all of the money. Research corporate and city/town annual budgets. Go to places like career builders, monster.com etc. to determine appropriate salary ranges.
Before you actually begin:
Identify and define the issue you plan to address. What is the impact to the individual, the family, society etc.
What are your client goals in your program?
List all of the people you will want to involve to help you with this project.
Who- Who will all the providers and consumers be? Who will you want to involve/include to help you provide services (organizations in the community who might provide tutoring, job skills training, internships, job placement, counseling, food banks, soup kitchens, counseling, medical care, etc.)?
What- What are the components of the program(s)? What works with kids, with parents, with community members? Describe a daily routine. Think about stages or steps.
Where- Where will you set up the various programs? Why?
When- When will you provide programs for the various people you will serve?
Why- Why do you need these programs? (Here is where the data is important.) Why will your program be successful where others before you have failed? Why will people want to participate- what are the incentives?
How- How will you be able to accomplish this? How will you get folks on-board? How will you keep people involved and wanting to participate?
As a suggestion, set up a presentation that has separate slides for each of these bullets. Add your ideas to the appropriate slides as they come to you.
Think about all the programs that you have heard about or been a part of. What worked and what didn’t work? Why are some programs more successful than others? Google similar correctional program types. Brainstorm a list of ideas, and then decide collectively how you will develop this proposal and presentation.
If you model your program after another, you must give appropriate credit. You also must demonstrate how your program is different (and it must be significantly different