In 2016 and 2017, the ICPC received two grants from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. The grant received in 2016 was used to fund Phase I of the ICPC’s project, which focused on developing a handbook for coordination evaluation using social network analysis: a tool for local actors. This handbook provides an innovative tool for local partners to help them assess their coordination systems autonomously. The social network analysis (SNA) methodology combines an evaluation model with an analysis of actors and social networks, offering an assessment of local partners and coordination systems, as well as a continuous follow-up and evaluation from the design to the implementation of local crime prevention strategies, programmes and policies.
The second grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation in the amount of US $ 40,000 in 2017 allowed the ICPC to start Phase II of the project which aims to implement the handbook in three pilot cities: Bogotá (Colombia), Montreal (Canada), and possibly Ciudad Juarez (Mexico). Through these pilot projects, the ICPC hopes to provide training to local partners in the evaluation process of methodological participation using the handbook.
This project is intended to help involved actors acquire knowledge and skills to be able to assess the services provided regarding the sexual exploitation of minors in Laval. To this end, the ICPC has developed several methodological guides. A first guide focuses on consultative techniques and includes instructions and information on preparation, progress and analysis of focus groups. The second guide focuses on coordination assessment among different actors and services and addresses (1) the analysis of actors, allowing the development of an actors and services index in sexual exploitation, among other things, and updating some characteristics, (2) the analysis of coordination, allowing the creation of actions and relations maps between actors in order to assess relationships between actors and their concrete actions and, (3) the analysis of the continuum of services, allowing to identify their gaps and strengths.
Subsequently, through training workshops, field actors are trained in the use of these guides so as to equip and enable them to carry out their own evaluation of the service corridor when it comes to sexual exploitation.
Finally, the ICPC will provide them with support and follow-up in the implementation of the methodological guides, analysis and assessment report writing to answer their questions and guide them in their actions.