Tracking Outcomes for CACs and MDTs
Cym Doggett, the Senior Project Specialist at Southern Regional, is the author of the Outcomes Framework .
  • Do you ever think about the kinds of outcome data that you should be capturing to show the impact your CAC and MDT is having?
  • Do you wish that your outcome data truly reflected the impact of your work with children and families?
  • Would having reliable outcome data help attract funding to your CAC?

If so, then the Outcomes Framework for CACs/MDTs can help answer these sorts of questions. The assessments and measures outlined in the Outcomes Framework are not the only way to quantify outcomes, but they are a starting point as you think about compiling and tracking your data.

If you have any questions about the Outcomes Framework for CACs/MDTs , give us a call. We will be glad to discuss it with you.

-Cym Doggett 

The Outcomes Framework for CACs/MDTs was designed to be used by child abuse professionals who work in individual CACs, networks of CACs, state chapters, and national networks. The Outcomes Framework provides a starting point for how CACs can capture meaningful data through the use of various “measures,” which organizations can choose based on their specific needs. These measures will help demonstrate the impact the organization is having in its community on addressing child abuse in a coordinated, collaborative multidisciplinary manner. More and more funders and other potential supporters want to see outcome data showing that their resources are being utilized in a manner which is effective, efficient, and has a positive impact on the issue to be addressed. 
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Scheduled Release Date: July 2018
Vera Institute of Justice Training Opportunity:
Achieving Language Access for Crime Victims
A Regional Training Series
This two-day training will increase crime victim service providers' capacity and expertise around language access for people with limited English proficiency and people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. The training will cover the following topics: 

  • An overview of why language access matters
  • The legal and ethical responsibilities of providing language access
  • How to plan for language access
  • How to conduct a needs assessment and where to find resources in your community
  • Working with interpreters
  • How to manage the use of other language access devices, including the use of technology 
  • How to monitor your language access plan for quality assurance

This training is free, although registration is required. Attendees who travel to Washington, DC, Minneapolis, or Albuquerque will use their own grant or agency dollars to attend.  
Training Dates and Locations
  Washington, DC
June 27-28, 2018  
Hyatt Place, U.S. Capitol    
33 New York Ave NE 
Washington DC 20002
Minneapolis, MN
July 11-12, 2018
The Westin Minneapolis
88 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Albuquerque, NM
August 22-23, 2018 
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received that confirmation. For any questions about this training series, or if you need assistance registering, please contact Kim Punter .

Stay tuned for more opportunities
for Language Access training.
This training is sponsored by the Translating Justice Initiative. Translating Justice is a joint project of  Vera Institute of Justice's (Vera) Center on Victimization and Safety, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API), the National Latin@ Network, IGNITE (formerly Advocacy Services of Abused Victims), Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
The project was launched in 2015, and aims to enhance access to the victim service and justice systems for Deaf persons and persons with limited English Proficiency by offering best practices that will alleviate barriers that service providers face in developing, implementing, and evaluating meaningful language access for victims of crime.
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Spotlight is a newsletter prepared by Southern Regional CAC that focuses on current topics, ideas, trainings, and conferences which are designed to further the knowledge and practice of CAC professionals within the region. We hope you find the information helpful! Let us know if you have specific topics you’d like to see in future newsletters.
This publication is funded through grant #2016-CI-FX-K002 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components, operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this publication (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
Southern Regional CAC | #justtryingtohelpsomekids | Vol. 1 No. 4: June 2018