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Research Foundation of CUNY c/o John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCommunity-Based Violence Prevention National Evaluation

Award Information

Award #
2010-MU-FX-0007
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$1,641,289

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,074,992)

The City University of New York and Temple University will design and implement a
comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of OJJDP's Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program (CBVP). Researchers will begin by collaborating with OJJDP and four CBVP sites to generate the local data necessary to assess site performance and to monitor implementation of CBVP logic models. In addition, three supplementary components will be assessed: process and transferability to measure site success, outcome analyses of the effects of CBVP on youth, and a quasi-experimental impact analysis of the four CBVP sites.

CA / NCF

Supported by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice is currently working with Temple University to evaluate the 4-city Community Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program (CBVP) and to assess the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (NFYVP). The National Forum brings together broad partnerships from six U.S. cities to work with federal partners in improving the response to youth violence, including the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is collaborating with Temple University's Department of Criminal Justice in both of these efforts.

This supplemental proposal seeks funding to expand both projects. Specifically, it requests funding to:
1) Expand the scope of the assessment of the NFYVP by adding additional data collection efforts (enhanced Internet surveys to include network analysis) and face-to-face contacts with officials in each city; and
2) Expand the CBVP project with data-collection and evaluation efforts in a new, fifth site (the specific methodology will be determined after the fifth site is selected and the specific violence prevention program is identified).

NCA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for research and evaluation activities to organizations that OJJDP designates.

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) aims to reduce violence, improve opportunities for youth, and encourage innovation at the local and federal levels, and supports DOJ Strategic Objective 3.1: Promote and strengthen relationships and strategies for the administration of justice with state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement. The Forum enables cities to develop or enhance effective comprehensive plans to prevent youth and gang violence in their cities, using multi-disciplinary partnerships, balanced approaches and data-driven strategies. The program aims to reduce violence, improve opportunities for youth, and encourage innovation at the local and federal levels. Local law enforcement agencies, educators, public health providers, community and faith-based organizations, parents, and youth will be engaged to improve public safety. The local youth violence reduction plans are the result of a process that demonstrates the commitment, support, and leadership of the Mayor, Chief of Police, Superintendent of Schools, US Attorney, and other key stakeholders (e.g. local foundations and community and faith-based organizations). The Forum is an administration priority and to enhance and sustain the work of the Forum funding the identified components of this memo is essential. This vendor has conducted previous work in the area, has subject matter expertise, knowledge of the data, and it would be an inefficient use of funding to fund someone else.
The City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice is working with Temple University to evaluate the Community Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program (CBVP) and to assess the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (NFYVP).

This supplemental award provides for the expansion John Jay College's work on the National Forum. Specifically, this project funding will expand the scope of the assessment of the NFYVP by introducing a new data collection and coordination effort in each National Forum city. The National Forum brings together broad partnerships from ten U.S. cities to work with federal partners, including the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The goal of the proposed project expansion is to coordinate the efforts of the cities as they create standardized performance metrics for tracking the effects of the National Forum. Effectiveness of the project will be judged by several performance measures that track the completion of deliverables and their acceptance by OJJDP. The proposal seeks $191,296 over a period of 24 months, beginning on October 1, 2013. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is collaborating with Temple Universitys Department of Criminal Justice in the larger CBVP evaluation and NFYVP assessment. This proposal seeks funding for the John Jay research team to carry out the additional tasks related to the proposed expansion.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2010