Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention. Managed assessment state programs in drug abuse prevention education for the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Report led to assignment to develop strategic plan for Office of Governor that created Drugs Don't Work!, a public/private alliance co-chaired by the Governor of Connecticut. Today known as The Governor's Prevention Partnership, the corporation runs programs to prevent drug/alcohol abuse and prevent violence among youth through mentoring, peer mediation, student assistance programs, and underage drinking prevention. Mr. Daniels continues as senior consultant for board relations, strategic planning and operations.
Childcare/After School Center. Strategic planning, including environmental scan, mission review, for the Manchester Early Learning Center, Inc. It established organization's first-ever three-year "prudent growth" strategy for this highly regarded childcare provider serving over 150 preschool and elementary-aged youngster in Manchester, CT. Plan forecast major expansion in after school services, as well as board-involved process to diversify programs to low and moderate-income customers.
Public Health Agency. In collaboration with the Connecticut Association for Human Services, conducted a strategic planning process for the Family Health Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health. Project designed to chart direction of this $25 million division that provides servcies in maternal health, children's programs, and intervention services for families.
Prison Overcrowding. Developed strategic plan to reduce prison overcrowding in collaboration with the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management's Justice Planning Division. Recommended comprehensive plan to divert adult criminals from prison to alternative punishments. Led to multi-million legislative mandate to establish meaningful alternatives to incarceration, including creating the Office of Alternative Sanctions in the Judicial Branch. (See also, relevant experiences, Criminal Justice)
Community Action Planning. Consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, MD, one of largest social welfare philanthropies in US. Facilitated processes for community residents in impoverished neighborhoods in Seattle and Indianapolis as national demonstration to launch community-based initiatives to prevent and reduce teen pregnancy.
Bridge Family Center, Inc. Member of team that worked with board and staff of this large multi-faceted youth servcies agency based in West Hartford, CT. Project articulated new direction and reposition its regional services and programs to better address emerging community needs.
United Way of Capital Area. Performed policy review to recommend changes to redirect $11 million in annual health care grants based on changing trends and structural shifts in home health care services in the Capitol region of Connecticut.