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Last week I posted these same questions on a couple of different sites I'm active on around the web and incorporated feedback below. I've also clarified how I envision using this framework to address violence. Please review and comment with your feedback. 

CLARIFICATION: My hope is that the "Framework for Action" will guide us in facilitating a smart, inclusive, and holistic approach to empowering ourselves to thoughtfully understand what and why violence is happening, craft a plan of action given our thoughtful understanding, take the action, and then evaluate our results and the process we took.

Please review and comment with your thoughts and suggestions. I'll be incorporating feedback through 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, Nov. 5.

Next, I'd like to bring us together to meet in person to begin answering the questions we've posed. I'll be suggesting some times tomorrow.

  • What are the problems and symptoms we are facing?
  • What are good aspects of the current system that should be preserved?
  • Who are the key stakeholders who must be engaged?
  • What are the opportunities and impacts that could be made?
  • What are our values and what do we want to achieve and for whom?
  • How do we deal with conflicting values?
  • What data is available to us that shows what is currently going on?
  • Who or what organizations are currently addressing these problems or opportunities?
  • What strategies and tactics have been effective at addressing these problems or opportunities?
  • What authority is needed and from whom?
  • What is our timeframe?
  • Are their short, medium, and long term phase components?
  • What are our risks?
  • What's in our control vs outside?
  • What are we assuming?
  • What have we done similar in the past?
  • What can we build on?

  • What are are we going to do?
  • What resources do we need to support our action?
  • Who is going to support/managing the action we are going to take?
  • When are we going to take this action?
  • How are we going to record action we took?
  • What Key Performance Indicators are we going to track?
  • How are we going to acknowledge and reward action and results?

  • Do it.
  • Record it.
  • Report it.
  • Thank.

  • What did we actually get done?
  • What did we get done vs. what we planned we do?
  • If applicable, did we involve those with authority to do the really important things?
  • How did the getting it done go?
  • What was the feedback?
  • What can we learn?
  • What do we recommend we do differently next time?

Kindly reply with your feedback to the following questions:
  1. If you've done something like this before, is there another existing proven framework we should evaluate? If so which one(s)?
  2. Are we missing anything or should would you remove something? If so which and why?
  3. Any other questions you think I should be asking or something I should know?

Thank in advance for your help!

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Hi everyone,

Today is the last day to give your input on components of the framework. Please do so by 5pm.

Up next we'll schedule a meeting and begin working through the framework.



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