Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $150,000)
Under the Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program OJJDP will fund field-initiated studies to inform efforts to prevent and reduce youth violence (including gun violence) and violence exposure at the community level.
The Community-Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program is designed to support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations that inform policy and practice consistent with the Department of Justice's mission. This program seeks to fund field-initiated studies to inform efforts to prevent and reduce youth violence (including gun violence) and violence exposure at the community level by building the evidence-base in this area that will inform both policy and practice.
OJJDP encouraged applicants to propose research questions and/or evaluation studies designed to produce findings with practical implications for efforts to prevent and reduce youth violence (including gun violence) and violence exposure at the community level with an emphasis on two key elements for the design: 1) establishing a high level of rigor and 2) proposing research questions with a high degree of relevance on a national scale.
This project will examine the evaluability of a Tucson program strategy to utilize a Detention Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI) at a street-level to assess effects on police decision-making and disproportionate minority contact. The project will be asked to conduct a process evaluation and qualitative review of police interviews and data analysis as well as conduct an assessment on the evaluability of the strategy.
- Project Venture mentoring is a group mentoring program targeting primarily American Indian young people across several states.
- Project SUPPORT (Supporting Under-served Populations through Partnership, Opportunities, Resources & Technology).
- BCFS Health and Human Services: Youth Averted from Delinquency Mentoring