The Greater Jamaica Community Coalition…

cover_greaterjamaica_shadowNancy Jacobs, with Wendy Rowe and Anthony Browne (1998).  The Greater Jamaica Community Coalition Final Evaluation Report. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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This evaluation report, using data collected between 1994 and 1998, examines the ability of the South East Queens Community Partnership (SEQCP), an initially successful, multi-sector Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention effort funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), to transfer its knowledge relevant to partnership building to a neighboring community (Greater Jamaica). The new partnership created in Greater Jamaica with the help and assistance of the SEQCP, would presumably generate its own positive outcomes and, in a formal coalition with SEQCP, enhance and sustain ATOD outcomes in both communities.  The study investigated several immediate process-level factors that have been hypothesized to influence coalition development and productivity.  Lessons were learned about the context and organizational culture that nurtures productive community coalitions and outcome-generating program activity.

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