CJ 790 5-2 Milestone Three
Overview: This milestone represents how criminal justice professionals communicate the conclusions they have formed based on the research they have conducted. This is an important phase in the process because using effective communication strategies will give your message authenticity: Your decisions are only as strong as your ability to communicate them. Criminal Justice Professionals often employ multiple methods of communication, including visual aids, to reduce the chance of confusing their audience.
Your capstone will be graded with the holistic rubric included below. The rubric will be used to grade all components of your capstone project together and create one grade. In this capstone project, you are working toward proficiency in the program outcomes. The “Possible Indicators of Success” are some ways you can demonstrate that you have met the program outcomes. The milestones in this course are drafts of different sections of your capstone project, and you can work on them to receive feedback on how you are progressing toward meeting the outcomes. Your milestone submissions address different critical elements, but your final submission of all three components will show your proficiency in the same program outcomes.
Prompt: You will submit the proposal, which should include the elements below. These elements will demonstrate your progress toward meeting the course outcomes. IV. Proposal: Propose a detailed solution to the criminal justice issue in your selected city, explaining how this solution meets the needs of the community and how it will impact your organization, including the following:
A. An explanation of each step of your plan and how you came to your decision
B. The overall goals of the proposal, including short term objectives and desired long term outcomes
C. The resources required for implementation, including staffing
D. The potential challenges for implementation
E. The expected effects on the culture of the organization For this milestone, you will also submit a draft of Component 2 of your capstone project.
Component 2: Presentation to Internal Stakeholders
The second of three capstone components, this professional presentation uses the information from your problem analysis to demonstrate your communication skills and your ability to disseminate information about your proposal. This visual presentation should be clear and concise and should present the logical reasoning behind your proposal. Envision yourself giving this presentation to internal stakeholders in your organization as you seek their support. Since you will not actually deliver this presentation in person, you must create a presentation with speaker notes or audio included.
In addition to a compilation of key aspects from your research into the criminal justice issue you identified, your presentation should also include: A. How your proposal supports the organization’s mission
B. What strategy you will use to communicate the proposal to external stakeholders in your selected city, including members of the community
C. Where you estimate the organization and surrounding community will be 5 to 10 years after proposal has been implemented
There is no minimum or maximum number of slides required. You should use your best judgment to create a presentation of appropriate length that will convey the relevant details of your proposal while keeping the attention of your audience.
Guidelines for Submission: Your proposal should be a 3–5 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA formatting. Your presentation to internal stakeholders has no minimum or maximum number of slides required. You should use your best judgment to create a presentation of appropriate length that will convey the relevant details of your proposal while keeping the attention of your audience.