NJP Program Roles: Advocacy Coordination and Task Forces Survey
In a previous survey, NJP advocates said that “advocacy teams” made up of representatives of (1) experts (advocates from the Alliance with expertise in the relevant subject area and/or forum of advocacy); (2) senior attorneys; (3) CLEAR attorneys; (4) a designated Advocacy Coordinator; and (5) field attorneys should be responsible for coordinating statewide advocacy. These “advocacy teams” should choose our statewide advocacy through work plans, coordinate this advocacy among all of the offices and task forces, and designate an Advocacy Coordinator to be responsible for making sure that the statewide work gets done.
To more fully understand the responses to the previous survey and to guide us in our current efforts to strategically plan, please answer the following:
2. If NJP adopts a policy on program-wide participation in systemic or statewide advocacy, should the policy require each office/unit to develop a work plan that sets out how they will participate? If so, how should the office/unit be held accountable to the plan? If not, why?
3. If NJP adopts a policy on program-wide participation in systemic or statewide advocacy related work, should we require each individual advocate to have a work plan with a component addressing the advocate’s participation in statewide advocacy? If so, how should each individual advocate be held accountable to the plan? If not, why?
4. If NJP adopts a policy requiring participation by all advocates in systemic or statewide advocacy, what concerns would you have about such a policy?
5. How do you envision the relationship between advocacy teams and task forces?
6. What are the key characteristics of a task force that contribute to effective coordination of advocacy?
7. What other ways of coordinating our statewide advocacy are more efficient and effective than through the task forces?
8. Is there anything regarding advocacy coordination or task forces not already covered in your responses that you'd like us to know?