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Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders
 
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other ...
OVCRC
02/24/2010
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How do I know if my organization is ready for a strategic planning discussion? I want to keep the big picture in mind, buy I'm concerned that we may get overwhelmed if we aren't adequately established when...
Vienna
02/24/2010
arrow icon Great point, Vienna. Timing is everything! If your organizat...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Hi Vienna, the OVC SP Toolkit has great resources to assess ...
Anne
02/24/2010
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Does the strategic planning involve a formula somewhat like SAMHSA?
Karlene Johnson
02/24/2010
arrow icon Karlene, thanks, ALL those are very important. If you have ...
Anne
02/24/2010
arrow icon Karlene,I am not sure about a formula but there are many mod...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon SAMHSA uses a design involving a few steps like assessment, ...
Karlene Johnson
02/24/2010
arrow icon Karlene, I am not clear on your question, could you please c...
Anne
02/24/2010
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What are the most common barriers to strategic planning and how can we overcome them?
Robert
02/24/2010
arrow icon I think there are quite a number of barriers....time, expert...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon 1. Not conducting an assessment in advance, and the environm...
Anne
02/24/2010
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Have you seen any statewide strategic planning begin with use of something like Survey Monkey? I agree clarifying values, mission, and vision helps prioritize core services in tough times. It has become ...
Marti Anderson
02/24/2010
arrow icon Thank you for recognizing that we are ALL busy people! I ad...
Anne
02/24/2010
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What's the main goal we should meet during a strategic planning meeting? Or, how does it help the program?
SP
02/24/2010
arrow icon I will address how it helps a program...victim services prov...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon A good main goal is to create a plan that proactively engage...
Anne
02/24/2010
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Do you have any advice for sparking the interest of the command staff in law enforcement agencies? (Besides offering food, we already do that!) It is difficult for our victim services unit to "rouse t...
Kerry Cosgrove
02/24/2010
arrow icon Maybe using the information about the number of calls and da...
Karlene Johnson
02/24/2010
arrow icon Hi Kerry, You are very wise to use food with Law Enforcement...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Excellent question.....I would stress the fact that victims ...
Anne
02/24/2010
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Do you have tips/suggestions for leading a strategic planning session? What parties should be present? Should we reach out to other local entities for input?
Victoria
02/24/2010
arrow icon In my opinion, a task force that is not unwieldy should dete...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon There are several steps to the planning process. Once you'v...
Anne Seymour
02/24/2010
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Strategic planning for victim services has been difficult in the past few years because of shrinking federal and state resources. The programs end up strategically planning what they will drop from their ...
Marti Anderson
02/24/2010
arrow icon Marti, you are absolutely correct. In this day and age victi...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Hi Marti, we have to continue working to protect existing vi...
Anne
02/24/2010
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How much help do we give and for how long?
Pauline Jackson
02/24/2010
arrow icon A retreat is a great way to start this process I really reco...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon The best approach is let folks know that the SP process will...
Anne
02/24/2010
arrow icon Our board is getting ready to have a retreat to start our st...
Michelle Ellis
02/24/2010
arrow icon Pauline,I am not clear on your question. Would you please in...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Strategic planning is not a static process. It takes alot o...
Anne Seymour
02/24/2010
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Are you aware of any strategic plans that can be used as examples or templates so we're not re-inventing the wheel?
Martha V
02/24/2010
arrow icon In the OVC SP Toolkit, there are best practices for state pl...
anne
02/24/2010
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I work for a national law enforcement organization. In our strategic planning, we bring together Sheriffs/Police Chiefs and leaders of victim service entities. We also try to bring in district attorneys. A...
Tim Woods
02/24/2010
arrow icon Tim, from your question I gather you have had some success i...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Hi Tim, they have to be convinced that working together is n...
anne
02/24/2010
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How do you start the dialogue to include criminal justice agencies in victim services partnerships?
LaToya Wesley
02/24/2010
arrow icon John,Your sage wisdom is right on. Nurture all allies and mo...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Heidi,I love your suggestion. Victim advocates everywhere!
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Invite everybody is good but often insufficient. If there i...
John Stein
02/24/2010
arrow icon We, as an agency, have found it beneficial to be in as many ...
Heidi Artman
02/24/2010
arrow icon Invite everyone you wish to include to a meeting. Make the i...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Great question! You need to make the case about how quality...
anne
02/24/2010
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Given the current economic struggle for victim service providers, community collaboration and partnerships are effective ways to pool resources. What kind of organizations should victim service providers l...
Helga Luest
02/24/2010
arrow icon Greetings, Helga! Timely question the current economic situa...
Viki Sharp
02/24/2010
arrow icon Hi Helga, great question! The answer depends upon exactly w...
Anne Seymour
02/24/2010
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During today's discussion, OVC's Strategic Planning Toolkit will be referenced. To access this publication, please go to https://www.ovcttac.gov/taResources/stratPlan.cfm.
OVCRC
02/24/2010
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Anne Seymour and Ms. Viki Sharp to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on strategic pla...
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