From Associates to Allies: Forging Public Sector Partnerships that Prevent Violence
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, 11 am to 12:30 pm Pacific, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern
How can local government put its expertise and infrastructure behind violence prevention efforts and work with community partners?
What does it look like to develop violence-prevention strategies that work within the existing mandates of local government and can be revenue-neutral?
And how can community-based organizations and those in local government most effectively start a conversation with others in the public sector to forge a partnership that prevents violence?
Join us Wednesday, September 10th, as we explore these critical questions in a webinar co-sponsored by the Defending Childhood Initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice, and presented in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Futures Without Violence and Prevention Institute.
Based on input from more than 40 practitioners, this webinar will share advice for creating a common agenda that both the community and local government can support, and help you figure out what to ask from local schools, health, criminal justice and other sectors. It highlights the Collaboration Multiplier tool, which Prevention Institute has used to facilitate diverse groups for more than a decade. Guest speakers from Houston and Portland, Maine, will share what they’ve been able to accomplish through multi-sector partnerships and how they’ve dealt with challenges along the way.
Annie Lyles and Benita Tsao, Prevention Institute
Barrett Wilkinson, Public Health Division, City of Portland, Maine
Shelia Savannah and Arnulfo Rosario, Jr., Houston Department of Health and Human Services