Evaluability Assessment of NYC Public Safety Initiatives

In 2023, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) asked the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JohnJayREC) to examine the City’s efforts across four program domains to assess their current operations and the potential for future evaluations to document their effects on neighborhood safety and the well-being of residents. The effort focuses on:

Researchers are interviewing informed community leaders, program staff, and residents to document the intent and implementation of the four programs. A final report will focus on findings from the effort and include a draft evaluation plan for each program should research funding become available.

Core Staff
Rebecca Balletto, Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill (Affiliated Scholar), Jeffrey A. Butts, Patricia Cobar, Sheyla Delgado, Fidel Osorio, Rhoda Ramdeen, and Kathleen Tomberg.

Total Funding
$262,810. NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.