JohnJayREC Awarded $18M in Contracts to Support the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

In 2017, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) engaged the assistance of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JohnJayREC) to support two initiatives focused on the safety and well-being of New York City neighborhoods.

Jack and Lewis Rudin Research Fellowships

With the support of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Jack and Lewis Rudin Research Fellowships at John Jay College's Research and Evaluation Center allow graduate student researchers to participate in the Evidence Generation initiative of the Center. The initiative focuses on improving the operations and effectiveness of justice systems in New … Continue reading Jack and Lewis Rudin Research Fellowships

AECF Evaluation Projects

Building Evidence for Community-Based Youth Justice Supported with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Research & Evaluation Center worked with two innovative youth services agencies to improve their capacity for sound evaluation and to evaluate their effectiveness. The two agencies, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) based in Harrisburg, PA and exalt of New … Continue reading AECF Evaluation Projects

Program Fidelity in New York State

Community-based criminal justice programs are an integral part of the criminal justice system in New York State. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) implemented a fidelity and technical assistance system to monitor and improve the quality of service delivery provided by funded programs based on the Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) developed … Continue reading Program Fidelity in New York State

Evaluation of the Cure Violence Model

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center is working with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) to design and implement an evaluation of the "Cure Violence" model of gun violence reduction. Project partners at CCI are implementing high-quality Cure Violence programs in two neighborhoods in New York … Continue reading Evaluation of the Cure Violence Model

Assessing Gun Violence Reduction Strategies in New York City

The Research and Evaluation Center is assessing the implementation of gun violence reduction initiatives in New York City neighborhoods. With funds awarded from the New York City Council, the project is tracking the formation and deployment of gun violence reduction strategies in several areas of the City. Each program incorporates the shooting incident crisis management system … Continue reading Assessing Gun Violence Reduction Strategies in New York City

Planning an Evaluation of “Cure Violence”

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center collaborated with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University to plan a comprehensive evaluation of the Cure Violence model of gun violence prevention. Researchers investigated the key components of the Cure Violence model and the various processes used to … Continue reading Planning an Evaluation of “Cure Violence”

Assessing “Close to Home” in New York City

Assessing “Close to Home” in New York City (2012-2014). Investigation of the feasibility, implementation, and impact of New York’s youth justice realignment effort. Known as Close to Home, the realignment effort in New York diverted offenders from state facilities and shifted interventions to community-based programs under the direct or indirect management of local government. Over … Continue reading Assessing “Close to Home” in New York City

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

The Research and Evaluation Center worked with Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) to enhance the research and evaluation focus of YAP. Center staff and consultants collaborated with YAP personnel to design research studies of sufficient rigor to improve the organization’s data-driven orientation and to develop high-quality evidence of its effectiveness. The Center recommended strategies to … Continue reading Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

Data Informed Strategies for Improving Policy and Practice

With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice extended its program of research and technical assistance on juvenile justice realignment, or efforts to shift programs and resources for young offenders away from centralized, state-run facilities and into locally-operated, community-based, and non-residential programs. The … Continue reading Data Informed Strategies for Improving Policy and Practice

Realigning Youth Justice

Realignment is the process of diverting offenders from state facilities and shifting interventions to community-based programs, often under the direct or indirect management of local government. Beginning in 2000, youth  justice realignment attracted growing attention in New York and elsewhere due to inefficient facilities, strained budgets, and the persistent failure of the justice system to reduce recidivism. … Continue reading Realigning Youth Justice

Assessing the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice collaborated with Temple University to assess the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Initiated by the White House and announced on October 5, 2010, the National Forum brings together the U.S. Department of Justice, Department … Continue reading Assessing the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

National Evaluation of Community-Based Violence Prevention Program

The City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice worked with Temple University to design and implement a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program (CBVP). The program replicated practices associated with some of the most effective recent innovations in violent … Continue reading National Evaluation of Community-Based Violence Prevention Program

Assessing the Implementation and Efficacy of Reclaiming Futures in North Carolina

Policy makers and the public expect government accountability, yet the gap between ideals and actual practice remains large. The situation is especially pronounced in juvenile justice, where little is known about the impact of everyday activities. Given the growing demand for accountability, the substantial costs of juvenile justice, the potential for harm to crime victims and … Continue reading Assessing the Implementation and Efficacy of Reclaiming Futures in North Carolina