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The seventh stage of planned change—Initiating the Program or Policy Plan> focuses on weaknesses of the first six stages of planned change. It is critical for the planner to review the first six stages in order to ensure a greater chance of success. Prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation initiating a program to Fictionland to be presented to an audience that includes members of the Center for Justice, the Mayor of Fictionland, and the Chief of Police. The presentation should include the following elements:

A summary of the problem-solving technique employed.

A list of two potential sources contributing to the problem. Also argue why you believe these factors are responsible for the community-police problem(s) in Fictionland.

A summary of the newly created goal(s) and objective(s).

A detailed explanation of the program adapted.

An action plan.

Tools used to conduct a process evaluation.

Tools used to conduct an outcome evaluation.

Conclusion to the program or policy implementation and outcome.
Submit your Program or Policy Initiation Plan in a 6-8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint template provided. Make certain that you support your analysis with proper reasoning. Use structured text like bolding, headings, bulleted lists, and charts/tables where appropriate to increase the clarity of your communication.
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Title Slide: Fictionland Minority Profiling: Issues, Goals, Resolution & Evaluation

Slide 1

Title: Overview of the Issue

Text: A growing town, Fictionland is facing the problem of a police department perceived to use racial profiling in its bid to keep crime down. Town growth over the decades has seen the town become increasingly multicultural, ethnically diverse (25% of its population is made up of races other than White) and complaints have been filed against racially discriminative practices by the police department over the years. Each time, the Internal Affairs of FPD would investigate and their investigation yielded results of no wrongdoing. A whistleblower however has managed to surface a tape wherein an FPD Officer, Tim Smith was shown making judgments based on race and doing so, acted in an aggressive and discriminative manner against one Antoine Jones who, being black, was profiled by Smith as a 'crack dealer' because Jones was driving a nice car. Jones was stopped, and while he complied with police requests underwent police brutality where Smith peppered sprayed him without provocation. The video evidence is contrary to what Smith claimed where he said Jones swung at him and he only acted in self defence. The minority population of the town distrust the police department creating tension in the community.

Slide 2

Title: Strategies/Techniques

Text: Disparity in Policing includes that labelled under 'racial disparity' whereby police officers rely unjustifiably on racial profiling as a 'method' of keeping peace and order. When applied without thought and relevance it can be discriminative, tragic and abusive but above all illegal. According to The Sentencing Project/TSP (2008), " Racial and ethnic disparity foster public ...

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