Goals and Key Commitments:
The major goal is to find local solutions to local problems through more effective service coordination.
Each committee should articulate a strategy to meet the needs of this target population that include:
System Design Recommendations
Community Intervention Plans
Court Assessment Plans
Case Management Plans
Task Goals are concerned with:
Achieving specific and concrete tasks
Solving specific problems
Reaching identifiable outcomes (outcomes may be one-time events or ongoing)
Process Goals are more concerned with:
The working relationship among groups in the community, the building community integration and the service capacity.
Developing self-sustaining problem solving structures.
Improving the power base of the community.
Stimulating wider community interest and participation.
Fostering collaborative attitudes and practices within the community
Facilitate communication through effective linkages among the health, the criminal justice and the social service sectors.
Identify issues with respect to service delivery and capacity.
Address issues such as access to and duplication of services.
Complete a needs assessment to determine predominant issues.
Foster understanding of the target population through community education.
Provide informed input and advice concerning system design, planning and resource allocation to the partner ministries.
Evaluate the committee within the eight (8) performance domains:
Acceptability: Meets expectations of community providers and funders.
Accessibility: Is located in the right place based on needs.
Appropriateness: Provides service, which is relevant to community needs.
Competence: Individual member’s knowledge and skills are appropriate to meet the needs of the committee.
Continuity: Provides uninterrupted, coordinated service to the community over time.
Effectiveness: Interventions or actions achieve desired results.
Efficiency: To function in the most cost effective manner.
Safety: Considers the potential risks of recommendations or actions and ensures that the risk is avoided or minimized.