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History of the Vento Village Partnership & Community-Based Participatory Evaluation Model for the Vento Village Partnership.

Author: 
Champe, John

This is a history of Vento Village Partnership (VVP), written for the Evaluation Unit of Ramsey County Community Human Services (RCCHS), in St. Paul, Minnesota. The VVP is a trial social-work program started in 2006, in which a social workers from the County and a social worker from a local non-profit were placed directly in an inner-city school to serve the community. Among its diverse and evolving goals, the program sought to help the families of students in that were at risk of being reported to the county for abuse or neglect, and also to work with school staff to reduce and improve the reporting of students to the county's Child Protective Services unit (CPS). A central motivation was the problem that families of color were being over-reported by schools to the county's CPS, and the VVP wanted to redirect resources and staff away from reporting (and investigating) families of color to supporting them. Community-Based Participatory Evaluation Model for the Vento Village Partnership. The VVP is a trial social-work program started in 2006, in which a social worker from the County and one from the non-profit East Side Family Center were placed directly in an inner-city school to serve that community. This study is not an evaluation itself, but is a model for ways to possibly go about doing an evaluation in the future. The model uses the methods and values of the emerging field of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

Publication date: 
2009
Publisher: 
Unpublished.
Sponsor: 
Prepared in partnership with Ramsey County Community Human Services. Funded by a Communiversity Personnel Grant from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
Pages: 
83 pp.
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CURA call number: 
CMV-016

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