|Evaluation of Cure Violence. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the New York City Council and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College evaluated the efficacy and outcomes of the “Cure Violence” model of violence prevention. Members of the project’s advisory committee assisted with the evaluation design, sampling plans, and data collection strategies for the quasi-experimental evaluation that compared outcomes in matched communities with and without Cure Violence programs.
|NYC Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). The New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) engaged John Jay College’s Research and Evaluation Center to evaluate a comprehensive initiative focused on the safety and well-being of New York City residents living in 17 public housing communities operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) across all five boroughs of the City. Outcomes were tracked in public housing developments involved MAP as well as a matched comparison group of NYCHA developments not involved in MAP. Data were collected from an array of administrative data sources, partner agencies, and surveys of probability samples of residents in both MAP communities and the comparison group.
|NYC SMART Tool. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) asked the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College to help the office develop and launch an analytic tool for monitoring the well-being of NYC neighborhoods by measuring the perceptions and experiences of residents. The City’s hope is that by comparing initial survey data from structured samples of residents in 15 New York City pilot neighborhoods with a wide assortment of other data sources, that the initiative may be sustainable and cost-effective using methods that do not always involve resident surveys.|