In addition to funding programs, the Fines Committee is pleased to provide two forms of technical assistance: (1) to organizations looking to develop program plans to form the basis of funding applications and (2) to organizations that have received funding and need assistance to increase capacity, improve processes, increase impact, or overcome barriers.

We are here to help you learn more about the Fines Committee funding and to help your program succeed.


The Fines Committee Program Evaluator collaborates with funded programs to provide data and evaluation to the Fines Committee.  S&E helps programs build data-collecting capacity and addresses barriers and gaps programs face in reaching optimal outcomes.  S&E tracks overall Fines Committee finances, coordinates with programs for supplemental funding requests and renewal requests.  The two S&E consultants assigned to the Fines Committee have a combined 30 years of experience conducting analytics, research, and program evaluation in the justice system.  One has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology; the other is a former attorney with a Masters in Political Science. 

Strategy & Evaluation, LLC

The Fines Committee Projects Cultivator collaborates with community stakeholders and treatment providers to explore and develop ideas, projects, or programs to meet the specific needs of a community in serving the population involved in or at risk of being involved in the competency process.  When an entity is ready to apply for Fines funding, the Cultivator works with the individual or agency to develop and submit the application.  The Cultivator has a background in business and forensic social work with extensive experience developing and administering programs to serve the competency restoration population and individuals with behavioral health needs. 

Lynn Unger, LCSW
Project Cultivator


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