NY ACS: Advising the New York City Administration for Children’s Services on Positive Youth Outcomes

With funding provided by the City of New York through its Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the Research and Evaluation Center reviewed and compiled recent research and practice innovations focused on adolescent development and the youth justice system. Researchers considered the appropriate role of youth justice in enhancing essential assets for adolescents, including prosocial relationships with peers, families, and communities. Using the most recent insights … Continue reading NY ACS: Advising the New York City Administration for Children’s Services on Positive Youth Outcomes

Spring 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY AND PRACTICE IN YOUTH JUSTICE: WHO WINS, WHO LOSES? With the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, New York, NY April 18, 2013 Keynote Speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall See images from the Symposium  __________________________________________________________ The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at … Continue reading Spring 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

Follow-up Guidebook

Agencies should follow up with former clients to assess their overall effectiveness. Following up with clients helps staff to learn about the long-term effects of programs and to adjust their efforts to increase their impact. Follow-up should begin at intake and it should be as simple and as seamless as possible. The Evidence Generation team created this Guidebook to help agencies conceptualize improved follow-up procedures. Continue reading Follow-up Guidebook

HOUR Children Evaluation Work Plan

Hour Children’s mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives. Hour Children’s vision is to break the cycle of inter-generational incarceration. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect. Continue reading HOUR Children Evaluation Work Plan

Good Shepherd Services Evaluation Work Plan

This work plan was drafted specifically for the youth justice programs at Good Shepherd Services (GSS), to serve as a tool for its continued use in aiding court-involved youth. A key part of the GSS mission is to surround at-risk New York City youth and their families with a web of support that promotes self-sufficiency. The LIFE program at GSS is based on a theory … Continue reading Good Shepherd Services Evaluation Work Plan

Hour Children Evaluation Guidebook

This Guidebook expands on selected sections of the Workplan prepared by the Graduate Research Fellows for Hour Children. The guidebook provides details and additional resources as supplements that may be useful for implementing the Workplan, including an expanded discussion of logic models and theories of change. The material presented in the document would be most useful for agency staff members who will plan and execute … Continue reading Hour Children Evaluation Guidebook