To see who we have worked with, scroll through our sample client list and read the brief project descriptions.
Who We Serve
I.S.P. Consulting has a distinguished record of designing and conducting public policy and social justice reform efforts, strategic planning processes, and community and organizational capacity building initiatives. We work with a broad array of clients, including local, state and federal government entities, not-for-profit organizations, corporations, universities, community collaboratives, and legal and social service institutions.
Whether it is to advance social justice, implement new programs, or attain sustainability, I.S.P. Consulting helps organizations and communities achieve outstanding performance by creating clarity, capacity, and commitment within organizations and across sectors.
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Children's Law Center, Inc.
I.S.P. helps drive the public policy efforts of this organization as it relates to raising public awareness, changing local and state policies and practices, monitoring state impact work, and supporting legislative reform on juvenile justice issues. Some of the efforts undertaken to accomplish these goals is through the creation, hosting, and overall management of online radio show and webinars, the production of two documentaries, facilitating stakeholder focus groups, crafting strategy with allied organizations, researching best and emerging practices, writing fact sheets and briefs, training journalists about the issues, building relationships with the media community, and holding community forums.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
I.S.P. was hired to develop and write an administrative grant manual for Family Violence Prevention and Services Act State Administrators, detailing the funding stream, Congressional purposes, roles and responsibilities of state administrators, and recommended practices. I.S.P. also plans and emcees the annual national meeting of state administrators and state domestic violence coalitions where representatives from each state and U.S. territory come together to build relationships, learn about new Congressional mandates, explore emerging and best practices, and discuss issues related to the delivery of core services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Planning includes working with federal agency to ensure inclusion of priorities, identifying training topics and faculty, creating a process for the flow of the meeting, assisting faculty in developing presentations, and coordinating with federal program staff and other contractors.
Futures Without Violence
I.S.P. has worked with Futures Without Violence (formerly the Violence Prevention Fund) in several capacities. I.S.P. has been hired to plan three national conferences for the organization. The planning including developing the content and process of the conferences and then working with faculty to ensure the presentations fulfilled the vision. I.S.P. has been hired to help write national publications outlining interdisciplinary collaboration and its role in systemic reform to help communities across the country consider and implement similar reforms.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
In order to establish a need for a statewide coalition that addresses sexual violence as well as create a strong infrastructure for the coalition, I.S.P. conducted a statewide assessment surveying individuals and organizations about the needs, gaps, and barriers facing sexual assault survivors and their families. Consultants have helped collect information for the dissemination of state funds, assisted OAESV in setting priorities, reexamine its mission, vision, and create a three-year blueprint for its operation. I.S.P. continues to assist OAESV through strategic planning, board and staff development, and provision of technical assistance to its members.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the
African American Community
I.S.P. has served as project coordinator for several of IDVAAC’s federally funded grants. Tasks have included the development of curricula, including online learning tools, videos, in person trainings, webinars, and the coordination and delivery of technical assistance and training on culturally relevant responses for U.S. Department of Justice grantees.
St. Louis County Family Court
I.S.P. was hired to write issue-specific manuals for the St. Louis Family Court, legal professionals, and the advocacy community. Manuals were designed to ensure better responses and a deeper understanding of issues impacting families experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment, and foster ongoing collaboration within the community. Additionally, I.S.P. planned a community event to mark the end of an initiative and honor local change makers.
University of Michigan
I.S.P. used its subject matter expertise to help inform national research instruments and review findings and the corresponding report to ensure that terminology, philosophy, and interpretations were consistent with state-of-the-field and look for gaps that may require further research/inquiry.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
I.S.P. has been retained by NCJFCJ for several projects. Projects have included the planning and facilitation of several national roundtable discussions with the goal of developing national policies and practice guidelines. I.S.P. has assisted with the delivery of technical assistance and training to judges and to U.S. Department of Justice grantees, including conducting community assessments, focus groups, and facilitating collaborative meetings. Consultants have written and edited state-specific court guidelines, national reports and articles. Additionally, I.S.P. serves as faculty for NCJFCJ on several topics, such as reasonable efforts in child welfare cases, building sustainable collaborations, supervised visitation and exchange services in cases of domestic violence, the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment, and confidentiality.
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
I.S.P. was retained to assess the state climate and research potential state-level funding streams to support the creation of a new services for organizations within the state. I.S.P. was also tasked with developing the rationale that was submitted to policymakers that outlined the need for the service, how other states approached funding similar efforts, and an explanation of how the service could be funded within the state.
U.S. Department of Justice
I.S.P. has created reports and served as a trainer and technical assistance provider for grantees of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.
A Community Without Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
I.S.P. was hired to conduct a community needs assessment around legal services, with the goal of looking for opportunities to leverage resources to meet identified gaps. Focus groups and roundtable discussions were held with stakeholders, including judges, attorneys, consumers, policymakers, advocates, and other gatekeepers. Additionally, a survey was disseminated to receive broader input. A report was issued outlining process and findings of assessment.
I.S.P. conducted research to develop a rationale to support the foundation’s goals and wrote fact sheets on issue-specific issues to raise public awareness around key policy issues that further the foundation’s work.
John Carroll University
I.S.P. assisted JCU in securing federal grant money that it had been seeking by designing a fundable project, suggesting internal and external partners, facilitating meetings among partners to create a unified vision, and writing the actual proposal and memorandum of understanding.
Vera Institute of Justice
I.S.P. was hired to assist in creating and delivering training and technical assistance.
Family and Community Services of Portage County, Inc.
I.S.P. was contracted to assess organization’s delivery of services and provide feedback as to ways in which to improve services as well as recommend ways to sustain those services. Activities included review of policies and procedures, staff interviews, and program observation.
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
I.S.P. was hired to engage in strategic planning and to assist in informing and influencing state policy advancement.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
I.S.P. Consulting was hired to co-author a report with corresponding tools that tribal communities could use to better understand elder abuse, assess current responses, and create more comprehensive responses. I.S.P. planned a listening session for those working with elders within tribes across the country. Based on those recommendations, visits to tribal communities, and lessons learned NCALL, the product was developed.
Other Organization that I.S.P. Has Proudly Partnered With:
Alliance of Local Service Providers
Consortium Against Adult Abuse
Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
Grafton County, New Hampshire Judicial Branch -
Inspire Action for Social Change
National Advocacy and Training Network
Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter
Supervised Visitation Network
Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
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