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West Alabama Youth Violence Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2006-JL-FX-0232
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2006
Total funding (to date)
$937,867

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $937,867)

University of Alabama under this project will focus on research-related purposes, which have the intent of evaluating interventions designed to reduce youth violence. This project's main goal is to address the problem of youth violence by building and disseminating knowledge about effective programs and practices in youth violence prevention. The project has two specific goals: (1) to determine the relative effectiveness of group vs. individual administration of youth violence prevention programs; and (2) to identify factors involved in successful dissemination of evidence-based youth violence prevention programs. University of Alabama will collect and report on the following performance measures: (1) number of delinquency prevention programs evaluated; (2) number of Final Reports determined to be of acceptable quality; (3) number of research studies resulting in presentations or poster sessions at professional associations and meetings; (4) number of Earmark-funded training curricula developed and evaluated as effective; (5) number of research studies resulting in presentations or poster sessions at professional associations and meetings. To measure Long-Term Performance, they will also collect and report on (1) the number of research studies resulting in peer-reviewed articles, and (2) the number of individuals trained using curricula evaluated as effective.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 4, 2006