Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Inc. recently conducted an agency-wide assessment of community needs. The assessment document will serve as a foundation for the agency’s strategic planning process, slated to begin in 2021.
The community needs assessment is comprised of data from a variety of sources, such as focus groups and surveys of agency constituencies, as well as statistical data from sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, and NYS Department of Education. The data was analyzed and a list of community needs was compiled categorized by topic: Jefferson County Poverty Profile, Transportation, Child Care, Disability Services and Substance Abuse. The assessment document including the findings including the results of a recent customer satisfaction survey was reviewed by the agency’s Board of Directors in April. The agency-wide assessment is complemented by program-specific assessment documents compiled by Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project and Head Start.
Community members are welcome to review the assessment materials, all of which are available here.
For more information about Community Action Planning Council or the assessment process, please contact Claudia Whitmire at 315-782-4900, extension 250.