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Evaluation of the Gang Reduction Program (GRP): Proposal for a One-Year Extended Outcome and Sustainability Evaluation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $400,000)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently authorized program implementation extensions to three of the Gang Reduction Program (GRP)
demonstration sites through 2008. However, the current GRP Evaluation will end this year. In order for the Urban Institute (UI) to complete its evaluation of the GRP to the end of the new demonstration period for these sites, OJJDP requested that UI submit this proposal for a one-year supplemental evaluation period. UI will continue its process and outcome assessments through December 2008. In addition, an enhanced focus on documenting sustainability efforts across all four sites will be conducted. Outcome analyses will also be expanded to further explore implementation and outcome variations by organizational structures and effectiveness of local collaboration efforts. The results of the Evaluation of GRP will have wide-ranging implications for gang reduction program policy and practice. First, they will help guide OJJDP, as well as state and local policy makers in the development of future implementation strategies. In addition, the observed impacts of GRP and the relationships of those impacts to the different elements of the GRP model will help guide future gang violence reduction efforts.NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2007