Planning for Implementation
An Implementation Plan moves beyond visioning to operational planning. The Plan should rest on the solid foundation of the Needs and Capacities Assessment and be informed by the work completed in Stages I and II. An Implementation Plan should include an introduction, a summary of the Needs and Capacities Assessment and describe the scope and roll out or staging of a network. The Plan should include the following four components. Click on each component to learn more.
Network intake and referral processes should be detailed, including points of entry, conflict check processes, client eligibility criteria, accessibility and accommodation plans (e.g., for victims with disabilities, limited English proficiency or who might experience other barriers to service). With regard to intra- and extra-network referral processes, the Plan should detail methods for enhancing issue spotting, information sharing and data tracking. This documentation should include key policies, guidelines and other structures that will guide the work of the network, including confidentiality, privilege, consent, and mandatory reporting policies of the network and Partners. Finally, include planned communication channels and training of network staff and Network Partners.
Strategies for marketing of the network and outreach to stakeholders, victims and the general public regarding the availability of network services should be included. These efforts might take the form of a public website, creation of a logo and branding strategy, presentations in the community, or trainings and individual meetings with potential partners.
A plan to evaluate the quality and impact of networked services should be articulated, including ensuring a process for reviewing and integrating newly identified needs and gaps. In addition to client and community impact evaluation, evaluation of the network itself through an examination of team meetings, trainings, and modifications to the existing structures and processes of service provision may be desirable.