Effective evidence-based policy and practice is rooted in thoughtful strategic planning. While varied in scope and purpose, strong strategic planning follows specific key steps and includes certain key features. States and communities determine the public safety problem, assess necessary services, identify existing gaps in state and local programs, and develop and implement action plans to address the problem. Clear-eyed data analysis informs the process from planning to implementation and evaluation.
In this practical, hands-on webinar from the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) Center for Justice Planning, participants will learn about the goals for statewide strategic planning, how to get started, and how to build upon planning efforts already underway in the state, including the new requirement for including a strategic plan in the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program. This webinar will cover key tools in the planning process, such as SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) and the sequential intercept model (SIM), a tool policymakers use to identify key points for intercepting and linking individuals with behavioral health issues to programs and services that will help prevent their further penetration into the criminal justice system.
Presenter: Deb Matteucci is Executive Director of the Montana Board of Crime Control. She has extensive experience using the sequential intercept model in the behavioral health system and in conducting strategic planning.