In general stakeholders include any group or individuals, whether internal or external who may affect or may be affected by the mission of a particular organization. For the correctional facilities or the criminal justice system, these stakeholders include customers, employees, legislators, government officials, offenders, department of Correction, private businesses, the media as well as special interest groups. In order for a correctional service to be successful, it is important for the agency to communicate with stakeholders as well as educate them to gain support for its programs. Correctional facilities have complex relationships with the stakeholders thus it is necessary to manage and nurture them properly in order to maintain their support (Idowu & Louche, 2011).
Discuss how internal or external stakeholders have influenced the situation in a positive or negative way?
They include police officers, parole officers, correctional officers, lawyers, court personnel as well as other individuals’ .The stakeholders who are responsible for enforcing and interpreting the law form the criminal justice system internally. Individuals who are convicted of crimes are regarded as internal stakeholders of the criminal justice system. All these stakeholders in the criminal justice system are related to each other and their actions have effect on each other. In order to perform their job in preventing crime, apprehend officers, as well as treat offenders, they must work together.
These stakeholders include elected officials, the media, businesses, families, schools, groups who are involved in serving victims of crime and the society in general. All these have
How will you consider stakeholders in your solution to the problem?
Individuals and groups behave differently in different situations. The impact which both internal and external stakeholders have on an organizational policy depends on their relationship to the issue of concern as well as the organization itself or both in some situations (Lacher, 2014). When a list of possible stakeholders has been created it may be important to estimate their importance as well as influence on the organization. Influence is defined based on the power of a stakeholder in terms of influencing the direction of the project as well as the outcome. Importance of a stakeholder refers to those stakeholders whose role is very crucial. Indirect influence may be realized through:
· The social, economic or political status
· The varying degrees of organization as well as consensus in groups
· Information influence through links with other groups
· Other stakeholders in assessing their importance to the project problems
· The ability to influence the control of resources which are important to the project.
In my solution to my problem will consider stakeholders by conducting a stakeholder analysis once I have identified both internal as well as external stakeholders. This will enable me to categorize them according to the level of influence in the organization. I will also map the stakeholders by placing each stakeholder’s position on the stakeholders map according to their level of influence as well as interest in my program.
I will develop a plan to manage stakeholders .After the process of identifying stakeholders, categorizing as well as qualified will develop a communication plan to manage my relationships.
Educate stakeholders. Their trigger points must be understood in order to educate them for example by considering questions such as, what information do they expect or who has the best influence on the stakeholder.
Communicate brand identity. Correctional industries program should communicate its brand identity in a clear, compelling as well as consistent manner.
Creation of a communication plan that includes talking points for stakeholder outreach. This points are aimed at persuasively supporting my organization‘s mission.
Cultivate champions. Once a stakeholder is identified as a potential ‘champion’ for my agency ensure that I build communication strategies so that the stakeholder becomes an advocate as well as promoter of the organization’s mission together with its objectives.
Communicate with difficult stakeholders. It is necessary to understand difficult stakeholders in order to build an affective relationship development strategy.
Building of strategic alliances. In building strategic alliances, it is necessary to build the desired outcomes as well as give clarity about them.
Developing and maintaining security relationships. Reliable security is important in any correctional facility to secure the safety of offenders, staff, as well as the public.
Formulating a legislative strategy- The foundation of creating a sustainable and a variable correctional industries program is supportive legislative .This provides ongoing opportunities for long-term prospects of offenders.
Utilizing the media- The media is a crucial tool in exchange of information .This information is important for educating, communicating as well as building stakeholder support.
How will you motivate individuals to buy into your solution?
Many correctional industries are not fully prepared for their role so in order to motivate individuals to buy into my solution, I will employ trained people so as to motivate correctional offenders to participate in education programs will also ensure external motivation from correctional practitioners such as parole officer will also ensure the importance of enthusiasm as well as inspiration to motivate offenders to take advantage of educational facilities. There can also be the use of motivational interviews to get individuals engage in self-motivation.
In order to ensure success in the criminal justice, a lot should be invested in the stakeholders to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
Idowu, S. O., & Louche, C. (2011). Theory and practice of corporate social responsibility. Heidelberg: Springer.
Lacher, d. O. N. (2014). Contemporary issues in criminal justice management. S.l.: cognella academic publish.