Agency Relations

Jennifer Yahner and Jeffrey A. Butts (2007). Agency Relations: Social Network Dynamics and the RWJF Reclaiming Futures Initiative. Portland, OR: Reclaiming Futures National Program Office.

As part of the national evaluation of Reclaiming Futures, researchers conducted a network analysis of organizational relationships in eight communities. As a group, the eight Reclaiming Futures communities improved their network performance during the Reclaiming Futures initiative. If all positive network statistics are added together, the eight communities generated nineteen positive statistics in 2004, twenty-four positive statistics in 2005, and twenty-six positive statistics in 2006. This general trend, however, obscures many differences between communities.