BSC Benefits and Costs
The unique nature of the BSC empowers teams to be at the forefront of a nationwide process to find effective solutions to systemic problems. Participants will be innovative leaders in a wide network of peers, testing ideas that can be implemented both locally and nationally. Jurisdictions can also anticipate the following benefits:
GEORGETOWN EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE
Completion of an executive level certificate program at Georgetown University in which each attendee will receive an official certificate containing the university seal.
ENHANCED ABILITY TO SERVE YOUTH
Receipt of information that will enhance the jurisdiction’s ability to provide trauma-informed, anti-racist, and strengths-based practices in order to better serve youth justice system-involved youth of color. Information will help complement other related agency initiatives.
Access to content coaches and staff (support, coaching, knowledge).
INCREASED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Increased knowledge and skills related to making systemic change, use of data, and continuous quality improvement.
Collaboration and knowledge exchange with other agencies, providers, and youth justice system-involved youth of color across the country.
The cost of participating in the program has been offset by a generous donation from Georgetown alumnus Frank H. McCourt Jr. The cost associated with participating in this BSC include:
MONETARY INVESTMENT FROM TEAM
The cost of this program is $20,000 per team. This cost is used to cover airfare, lodging, and meeting meals during the 5-day Certificate Program and three subsequent daylong learning sessions for the 9-member Core Team.
TIME COMMITMENT OF CORE TEAM MEMBERS
Members of the “Core Team” will dedicate time to attend the Certificate Program and Learning Sessions. They should anticipate spending 2-5% of their work time to complete orientation readings and assessments, participate in BSC all- collaborative meetings, and local meetings, test changes in practice, and collect data.
- Co-Senior Leaders will be expected to spend 2-5% of their time serving in this role beyond the standard commitments of the “Core Team.”
- The BSC Day-to-Day Manager will spend 5-10% of their work time serving in this role beyond the standard commitments of the “Core Team.”
TIME COMMITMENT OF EXTENDED TEAM MEMBERS
Members of the “Extended Team” will need to dedicate 2-5% of their work time to complete the orientation readings and assessments, participate in BSC all- collaborative and local meetings, test changes, and collect data.
SUPPORT FOR JUSTICE-INVOLVED YOUTH AND FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE FULLY
Competitive applicants are required to include persons with lived experience as members of their “Core Team.” In an effort to support the equitable involvement of youth and families, the participating organizations should plan to cover time costs (e.g. stipend) for these “Core Team” members. Also, support for their participation on the “Extended Team” should be considered (e.g., stipend or other benefits, time off work, childcare).