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Evaluation of Three Outdoor Education Programs

Award Information

Award #
2013-PB-FX-0003
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$499,428

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $499,428)

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.
The purpose of this project is to assess effects of three models of innovative outdoor programs on measures of youth well-being and life skills and connectedness between police and youth. Three program models of the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School will be evaluated: 1) Insight Day Program; 2) Police Insight Day Program; 3) Once a week Wilderness Expeditions.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2013