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ERIC Number: ED512017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 107
Abstractor: ERIC
Priorities for Investments in Children and Families in Caddo and Bossier Parishes: Application of a Unique Framework for Identifying Priorities. Technical Report
Kilburn, M. Rebecca; Maloney, Shannon I.
RAND Corporation
After an initial inventory of community indicators in its 2008 Shreveport-Bossier City "Community Counts" annual report, the Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier decided to focus existing funding related to children and families on the areas of education, health, and poverty, as well as develop new funds in these areas. These focal areas were very broad, and the foundation realized that further prioritization was required to inform the distribution of the funds in a way that would provide the most benefit to the community. In early 2009, the foundation asked the RAND Corporation to assist with further refinement of priorities for investments, with an emphasis on children and families. In addition to informing the development of funds for the Community Foundation, the findings of this report are likely to be of interest to the broader Shreveport-Bossier City community. Furthermore, the approach used to refine priority areas of investment for this community may be of interest to other communities seeking to prioritize their own investments in children and families. Appended are: (1) Other Needs Assessment Graphs; (2) Needs Indicator Data Sources; and (3) Dates and Agenda for Community Meetings. (Contains 40 figures, 6 tables and 2 footnotes.) [This research was conducted within RAND Child Policy and in collaboration with the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute and sponsored by the Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Gulf States Policy Institute
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana