Partnerships & Alliances
Partnerships and alliances remain a key strategy to work together with the community on province-wide goals to reduce crime by the promotion of a healthy and safe community. Partnerships in diverse areas include: youth, homelessness, domestic violence, housing, mental health, education, employment, First Nations and women.
Advocacy / Community Mobilization / Research
JHS is active in advocacy, research, communications, community education, coalition building and resource development within Saint John and other provincial regions. Through collaborative partnerships with each level of government, schools, community organizations and business the JHS provides links to “What Works” for the decision makers, service delivery agents, service consumers and the general public ensuring a more comprehensive and cost effective level of care system within our society’s social safety net.
The JHS partners with other like agencies, academia and foundations in the development, implementation and evaluation of program services within our region and throughout the province. Multi-partnered initiatives allow for the JHS to ensure program service delivery is well researched to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency in meeting community needs as well as providing extensive, community backed, evaluative measures to ensure program validity.
Theory of Change
Each JHS service follows a logic model which provides strategies for why the service is a good solution to the problem at hand. These logic models make an explicit visual statement of the activities that bring about change and the results for clients and the greater community.
JHS encourages formal and informal evaluations of their “Best Practice and “Model” Programs.
Evaluations ongoing and/or completed:
- Process Evaluations – Atlantic Youth Challenge to Prevent Drugged Driving / Strengthening Families Program / QUANTUM Program
- Impact Evaluation – Intercultural Youth Initiative / Atlantic Youth Challenge to Prevent Drugged Driving / QUANTUM Program
- Formative Evaluation – Optimizing Employment Readiness