In 2010 and 2011, OJJDP sought applications to fund community-based violence prevention initiatives.
The Brooklyn program area and comparison area experienced similar crime patterns during the study.
Violence generally increased from 2010 to 2015 and the increases were larger in CBVP areas.
The outcome evaluation failed to detect measurable effects of CBVP at the community level.
Violent crime trends in CBVP areas failed to demonstrate positive effects of the initiative.
Violence was declining and the decrease may have been more pronounced among youth in CBVP areas.
Violence in Newark may have simply followed a pattern common to other large cities in New Jersey.
The CBVP program may have improved communities, but the study could not identify consistent effects.
Cross-Site Evaluation of the OJJDP Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program