Reclaiming Futures and Organizing Justice for Drug-Using Youth

Butts, Jeffrey A., Kathleen Tomberg, Jennifer Peirce, Douglas N. Evans and Angela Irvine (2016). Reclaiming Futures and Organizing Justice for Drug-Using Youth. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. When researchers examined new survey findings from communities that participated in the Reclaiming Futures initiative over a ten-year period, the … Continue reading Reclaiming Futures and Organizing Justice for Drug-Using Youth

Respondent-Driven Sampling: Evaluating the Effects of the Cure Violence Model with Neighborhood Surveys

Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill and Jeffrey A. Butts (2015). Respondent-Driven Sampling: Evaluating the Effects of the Cure Violence Model with Neighborhood Surveys. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The John Jay College evaluation of Cure Violence includes methods for estimating a critical intermediate stage in the program’s theory of change. … Continue reading Respondent-Driven Sampling: Evaluating the Effects of the Cure Violence Model with Neighborhood Surveys

Perceptions of Violence

Delgado, Sheyla A., Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill, Marissa Mandala, and Jeffrey A. Butts (2015). Perceptions of Violence: Surveying Young Males in New York City. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College is assessing the implementation and effects of Cure Violence programs in … Continue reading Perceptions of Violence

Staying Connected

Butts, Jeffrey A., Laura Negredo and Evan Elkin (2015). Staying Connected: Keeping Justice-Involved Youth “Close to Home” in New York City. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. When justice systems are “realigned,” youth are supervised by local agencies and placed with locally operated programs rather than being sent … Continue reading Staying Connected

Strengthening Youth Justice Practices with Developmental Knowledge and Principles

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2014). Strengthening Youth Justice Practices with Developmental Knowledge and Principles. Consultant Briefing Paper, Prepared for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Baltimore, MD. Positive youth development (PYD) is a field of practice that applies lessons from the science of adolescent development to the routine practices of youth-serving organizations. The PYD approach encourages communities … Continue reading Strengthening Youth Justice Practices with Developmental Knowledge and Principles

Delays in Youth Justice

Bulman, Phil (2014). Delays in Youth Justice. Justice Research Bulletin. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice. This 2014 bulletin from the U.S. Department of Justice describes research conducted by Jeffrey Butts and his colleagues when he was on the staff of Chapin Hall at the … Continue reading Delays in Youth Justice

Denormalizing Violence

Butts, Jeffrey with Lindsay Bostwick and Jeremy Porter (2014). Denormalizing Violence: Evaluation Framework for a Public Health Model of Violence Prevention. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The Research & Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is currently evaluating … Continue reading Denormalizing Violence

Line Drawing

Butts, Jeffrey A. and John K. Roman (2014). Line Drawing: Raising the Minimum Age of Criminal Court Jurisdiction in New York. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. In his 2014 State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of a … Continue reading Line Drawing

Teaming up for Safer Cities

Butts, Jeffrey A., Caterina Roman, and Kathleen A. Tomberg (2012). Teaming up for Safer Cities. A Report from the Implementation Assessment of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The efforts inspired by the National Forum on Youth … Continue reading Teaming up for Safer Cities

Interim Report 1: National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Butts, Jeffrey A., Kathleen Tomberg, Douglas Evans, Rhoda Ramdeen, Caterina Roman, and Caitlin Taylor (2012). Interim Report 1: National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is designed to promote greater coordination and … Continue reading Interim Report 1: National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention