Risk & Protective Factor Assessment (DATA)


asneThe Risk & Protective Factor Assessment workgroup collects and reviews youth survey and public data to help the community board select priority youth outcomes. and priority risk and protective factors. This group also monitors changes in community-level outcomes over time.


  • Review risk and protective factor and youth outcome data from the Youth Survey
  • Collect needed public data and prepare it for review
  • Recommend priority risk and protective factors
  • Present findings to Community Board and Key Leaders
  • Reassess risk and protective factors and youth outcomes every 2-3 years
  • Report progress and findings, verbally and via a written report
  • Design and implement an evaluation of changes in community-level outcomes

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at Park Elementary School (1225 Hockridge St) in Marinette.

Resources Assessment & Evaluation


The Resources Assessment & Evaluation workgroup is responsible for identifying current community services that address the priority risk and protective factors, identifying service delivery gaps, and recommending solutions. This workgroup also designs and oversees monitoring and evaluation of the programs & policies implemented under the Community Action Plan.


  • Develop an inventory of existing programs, policies, and practices that address the priority risk and protective factors
  • Assess the existing programs regarding the extent of their implementation and any evaluation of their effectiveness
  • Identify gaps in existing services
  • Recommend tested, effective programs, policies, and practices to fill the gaps
  • Report accomplishments and findings, verbally and via a written report
  • Participate in the development of the Community Action Plan
  • Design and oversee an evaluation of the implementation of the Community Action Plan programs and policies

Meetings are held every third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Menominee County ISD (1201 41st Avenue).

Outreach and Public Relations


The Community Outreach and Public Relations workgroup is responsible for involving stakeholders, promoting the Communities That Care system, and educating and updating key leaders and the work of the community board.


  • Maintain contact with stakeholders and key leaders
  • Identify opportunities to educate and involve the community
  • Work with the media
  • Identify opportunities to celebrate success
  • Create opportunities for receiving input, promoting benefits, and announcing outcomes
  • Develop and maintain a distribution list for the Community Action Plan and other community board materials
  • Create opportunities to promote the Social Development Strategy broadly in the community

Meetings are held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at Bellin Health (2820 Roosevelt Road) in Marinette.



The Funding workgroup identifies funding needs and manages the acquisition of public and private funds to support the community coordinator, community board, and the action plan programs, policies, and practices.


  • Identify resources to aid the CTC process
  • Develop a strategic funding plan
  • Identify and communicate with potential funders
  • Write, or facilitate the writing of grants, proposals, or help with raising funds

Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at Frog Pond Realty ( 2134 13th St) in Menominee.



The Maintenance workgroup builds and sustains a healthy and effective community board. 


  • Establish communication and reporting protocols
  • Establish decision-making protocols (bylaws and operating procedures)
  • Develop a process for recruiting and educating new community board members
  • Foster team-building and recognition activities

This workgroup is currently combined with the Outreach workgroup. Meetings are held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at Bellin Health (2820 Roosevelt Road) in Marinette.

Youth Involvement


The Youth Involvement workgroup recruits youth for all aspects of the CTC effort. It works with other workgroups to identify meaningful opportunities for young people, skills and training needed by young people, and appropriate recognition.


  • Identify and engage existing youth groups
  • Brainstorm ways that youth can be involved in CTC
  • Recruit youth involvement in community board and workgroups and in specific tasks and activties
  • Coordinate skills development and recognition of involved youth

Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at the Harbors Retirement Community (1110 10th Ave) in Menominee. 




This workgroup is unique to our community, and was added in as an optional 7th workgroup. This group focuses not only on suicide prevention, but also mental health concerns of our community.  


  • Train members in suicide prevention best practices
  • Create a written list of contact information for local crisis centers, community mental health agencies, etc.
  • Develop or collect materials on suicide prevention
  • Distribute awareness materials on suicide prevention
  • Plan and hold suicide prevention events

Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at Marinette High School