Collective Impact Backbone
Ark of Freedom Alliance provides backbone support for Broward' Counter-Trafficking Collective. For each collective impact effort, a backbone support infrastructure is needed to foster the cross-sector communication, alignment, and collaboration required to achieve population-level systems change in the area of focus. Backbones are specific to the site and the population that the effort hopes to impact.
In our role as interim backbone, we serve in six essential functions for the success of the greater collective. They include:
Guiding Vision and Strategy
Supporting Aligned Activities
Establishing Shared Measurement Practices
Cultivating community engagement and ownership
BROWARD COUNTER-TRAFFICKING COLLECTIVE
Purpose: To end the exploitation of marginalized children and young adults by collaboratively addressing human trafficking's root causes, while empowering male-identifying survivors and those at risk, including boys and young men of color and LGBTQ youth.
Key Outcome: an equitable and inclusive counter-trafficking ecosystem
Location: Broward County
Governance: Cross-sector Steering Committee representing community, governmental, philanthropic, public, and private sector senior leadership; survivors of human trafficking
Tentative System Working Groups: Justice, Education, Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Victim Services and Workforce Development, Natural Disaster Emergency Response
Informational video: https://youtu.be/pzmMk63ihNM
Informational website: https://www.collectiveimpactforum.org/
Founding Support: Children’s Services Council of Broward County (phase one capacity-building); Ark of Freedom Alliance (interim backbone support).