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identifying resource constraints; attracting institutional donor resources and the philanthropic dollars that are available locally and internationally.  Most importantly, such an institutional arrangement could provide the capacity and expertise to solve some of this country’s most pressing social and economic problems which are themselves the most grievous and resistant root causes of crime of violence.

4.3.2. Specifically, the NCCT will perform the following functions:

Develop and execute joined-up approach to social policy intervention    

Integrate actions of all social partners

Mobilize State and international resources; philanthropy and volunteerism

Establish Key Performance Indicators to measure and track social progress nationally and at the community level

Mainstream lessons learned at prototype and pilot stage of community interventions

Upstream lessons learned through community interventions to influence policy

Lobby for legislative changes e.g. simplified system for registering and tax incentives for charitable and philanthropic organizations.

4.4. Government’s Social and Community Interventions

4.4.1. The Government of Jamaica has a long list of social and community interventions.

The individual interventions appear in the Appendix. Leveraging these resources represents a good starting point for the work of the NCCT.

4.5. Sustainability

4.5.1. Sustainability of the National Council for Community Transformation must be secured at two levels.

4.5.2. Financial Sustainability

The NCCT should be deployed at a level where it is seen as GOJ’s boldest move yet to marshal resources (human, financial, technical) and to place them at the disposal of the targeted communities.

Such an action will effectively communicate an intention by Government to make major continuing investments in the social services sector.

The NCCT must at least possess a minimum capacity to carry out its functions and thus ensure Government meets its commitment.

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