Evaluating Cure Violence in New York City

Discussion at a community roundtable organized by the National Academies of Sciences. Also watch the session following the presentations in which Jeffrey Butts and Daniel Webster respond to audience questions. https://youtu.be/IkCFHIlhkiA&rel=0 Read more about the products of the evaluation.

Homicides in U.S. Cities over 500,000 in Population

Note: Data are presented for large cities that reported data nearly consistently from 1985 through 2013. Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, from crimes reported to the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC.

Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the R&E Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become evidence-based, and the forces that can make the connections between evidence and practice problematic.

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Based upon the survey results, the efforts of the participating cities appear to have inspired meaningful improvements in perceptions of community safety and the coordination of inter-agency activities.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices. Presented to the Children's Aid Society Evidence Based Practices Forum. New York, NY. PowerPoint 1: Evidence-Based Models for Court-Involved Youth PowerPoint 2: How Researchers Generate and Interpret Evidence