- Involve a collaborative board in planning the program—Work together with local stakeholders, including school superintendents, principals, juvenile justice and mental health leaders, and local government officials.
- Provide board members with a fact sheet and the program’s logic model.
- Identify champions or gatekeepers who can support the program.
- Keep board members involved by regularly sharing outcomes in both verbal and written forms.
- Use this board to help identify ways to overcome barriers to implementation, and discover future funding opportunities.
- Plan for the development of an Agency Trainer—Facilitators who have lead or co-lead a minimum of 72 groups, with at least 12 groups in each component, and have been rated proficient through video or in person review by the Aggression Replacement Training® (ART®) Master Trainer are eligible to attend a 2-day training workshop to become an Agency Trainer. Additional details related to cost and trainer certification may be obtained from Mark Amendola (please find his contact information listed above).
- Understand the cost benefits of Aggression Replacement Training® (ART®) - When researchers take into account the benefits to society of participant’s decreased crime rate, earnings via high school graduation and health care costs via education, they find that the program produces significant savings. For more information about this research conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy go to: