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JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION CONGRESSIONAL EARMARK PROGRAMS

Award Information

Award #
1997-MU-FX-K012
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
1997
Total funding (to date)
$21,728,581
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1997, $1,900,000)

The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence (Institute) provides leadership in the development and evaluation of research based violence prevention strategies. The Institute is an interdisciplinary partnership of scholars (partners) at Eastern Kentucky University, Florida State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Shenandoah University, Syracuse University, the Massachusetts Mental Health Institute (Trauma Center-Boston), the University of Oregon, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Institute's plans include dissemination of the findings regarding best practices and programs developed by the Partners; technical assistance to the New School for Enterprise and Development Public Charter School (New School) and the Superintendent and School Board of the Richmond, Virginia, Public Schools; implementation of a national conference; publication of a quarterly Web-based newsletter, and development of national research agenda. While implementing this broad-based plan of action, the Institute will continue its research on emerging issues and will serve as a rigorous evaluator of new approaches and programs. The population served by the partners spans grades K-20 in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the nation and includes Asians/ Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, and Whites.

Program goals include: (1) organize and disseminate the results of research and analysis to policymakers and practitioners; help school systems, states, and local agencies assess their needs and adapt one of the successful violence-reduction interventions or design new programs; (2) provide technical assistance to school districts, schools, and government agencies based on the results of research and analysis of what works to make schools and communities safer; and (3) assist in the development of a research and policy agenda on school safety and violence; and (4) collaborate with Partners to strengthen and disseminate evidence-based results of research and technical assistance.

NCA/NCF

101(a)(2).

Village of Brooklyn has indicated that it intends to distribute its Local Law Enforcement Block Grants funds under the following purpose area(s):
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NC/NCF

101(a)(2).

Village of Brooklyn has indicated that it intends to distribute its Local Law Enforcement Block Grants funds under the following purpose area(s):
(1c) Law Enforcement Equipment

NC/NCF

101(a)(2).

Village of Brooklyn has indicated that it intends to distribute its Local Law Enforcement Block Grants funds under the following purpose area(s):
(1c) Law Enforcement Equipment

NC/NCF

101(a)(2).

Village of Brooklyn has indicated that it intends to distribute its Local Law Enforcement Block Grants funds under the following purpose area(s):
(1c) Law Enforcement Equipment

NC/NCF

101(a)(2).

Village of Brooklyn has indicated that it intends to distribute its Local Law Enforcement Block Grants funds under the following purpose area(s):
(1c) Law Enforcement Equipment

NC/NCF

The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence (Institute) provides leadership in the development and evaluation of research based violence prevention strategies. The Institute is an interdisciplinary partnership of scholars (partners) at Eastern Kentucky University, Florida State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Shenandoah University, Syracuse University, the Massachusetts Mental Health Institute (Trauma Center-Boston), the University of Oregon, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Institute's plans include dissemination of the findings regarding best practices and programs developed by the Partners; technical assistance to the New School for Enterprise and Development Public Charter School (New School) and the Superintendent and School Board of the Richmond, Virginia, Public Schools; implementation of a national conference; publication of a quarterly Web-based newsletter, and development of national research agenda. While implementing this broad-based plan of action, the Institute will continue its research on emerging issues and will serve as a rigorous evaluator of new approaches and programs. The population served by the partners spans grades K-20 in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the nation and includes Asians/ Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, and Whites.

Program goals include: (1) organize and disseminate the results of research and analysis to policymakers and practitioners; help school systems, states, and local agencies assess their needs and adapt one of the successful violence-reduction interventions or design new programs; (2) provide technical assistance to school districts, schools, and government agencies based on the results of research and analysis of what works to make schools and communities safer; and (3) assist in the development of a research and policy agenda on school safety and violence; and (4) collaborate with Partners to strengthen and disseminate evidence-based results of research and technical assistance.

NCA/NCF

Youth violence is common in the United States, yet relatively few violence prevention programs have been evaluated and even fewer have demonstrated effectiveness (Zigler et.al, 1992; Farrell et al., 2001:2007). Nevertheless, there is a growing research base that points to promising school-based youth violence prevention (Greenberg et. al., 2003). The Hamilton Fish Institute seeks to advance the use of evidence-based practices by conducting research and evaluation, and providing dissemination and technical assistance services. The Institute will offer school administrators, teachers, and other personnel help in using various interventions as well as facilitate the exchange of information. Also, through the work of seven research partners from across the country, specifically developed interventions for elementary and middle school youth will be tested in rural and urban schools. HFI will complete at least 25 technical assistance (short and long-term) interventions and establish at least three new collaborations to help increase dissemination capabilities. Progress will be measured by the increase in utilization of HFI services and materials. The project will also track changes, such as disciplinary referrals; number of suspensions, and days of suspension, in the schools receiving specifically designed interventions.NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 16, 1997