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The Transgender Healing and Resilience Initiative for Survivors of Violence: Mid-Evaluation Report

Posted on May 17, 2022

This evaluation finds that, with the exception of a delayed rollout resulting first from an organizational shift and then from the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has been implemented as per the intended plan.

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Mid Evaluation Report: The Transgender healing and Resilience Initiative for Survivors of Violence. April 2022.

An Evaluation of the Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program: Interim Results

Posted on May 11, 2022

In recent years, domestic violence (DV) experts have called for programs with traditional models to incorporate trauma-informed approaches that better consider participants’ trauma histories, needs, and experiences. One DV service organization in New York City, the Urban Resource Institute (URI), created a program that aims to incorporate such innovative practices. This brief provides high-level findings from the midpoint of Urban’s work and focuses on early findings from the process evaluation.

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An Evaluation of the Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program: Interim Results

Peer-led Community Navigation in East Harlem: An evaluation of the Community Navigators Program at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Posted on May 4, 2022

The Community Navigators Program was launched in 2017 by the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and is overseen by the City University of New York’s Institute for State and Local Governance, as part of the Manhattan District Attorney Office’s (DANY’s) Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII). It operates with the stated purpose of developing a network of trained community navigators to identify individuals disconnected ...

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"Peer-led Community Navigation in East Harlem: An evaluation of the Community Navigators Program at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College." SUBMITTED TO CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance AUTHORED BY Artis Bergman, Senior Research Associate. This evaluation was funded by Manhattan District Attorney Office’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII). For more information on CJII please visit: www.cjii.org.

An Evaluation of the Osborne Association’s Harlem FamilyWorks Program Services: Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration

Posted on April 12, 2022

Through CJII, DANY contracted with the Urban Institute in 2019 to conduct a multimethod process evaluation of the HFW program in partnership with Osborne. Broadly, the evaluation aimed to document HFW’s implementation and identify its strengths, barriers to success, and best practices. The objectives for the evaluation were to document program operations, describe stakeholders’ and participants’ perspectives of the program, understand the characteristics of participants the program served, and develop recommendations for strengthening the program.

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An Evaluaion of the Osborne Association's Harlem FamilyWorks Program: Services Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration.

An Evaluation of the Implementation of Project Reset: Interim Findings

Posted on March 7, 2022

As of September 2020, the program has diverted and provided services to almost 2,000 individuals. In this report, information collected from program staff and participant interviews and surveys, programmatic data, and observations of programs describe how the program is implemented, identify key program facilitators and barriers, and illustrate participant experiences.

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Youth Opportunity Hubs: Mid-Evaluation Report

Posted on January 17, 2022

Fostering Collaboration. Building Resilience. Across New York City, many young people are in need of youth-centered spaces that meet their diverse needs and draw on and lift up their strengths. Unfortunately, funding constraints of the social service system often lead to siloes between organizations, making it difficult for youth to access all of the services available to them. The Youth Opportunity Hubs, opened in 2017, were created to address ...

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Youth Opportunity Hubs: Mid-Evaluation Report. Fostering Collaboration. Building Resilience.

CJII 2021 Annual Report

Posted on December 20, 2021

CJII has invested in 52 organizations and supported more than 32,000 New Yorkers Today, the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance (CUNY ISLG) released the 2021 annual report for the Manhattan District Attorney’s $250 million Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII). CUNY ISLG manages technical assistance for CJII, including managing the solicitation and contracting process, providing guidance to award ...

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FamilySafe Project Evaluation: Program Implementation and Initial Lessons Learned

Posted on October 7, 2021

  The Urban Institute, in partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is conducting a three-and-a-half-year evaluation from March 2019 to September 2022 of the FamilySafe Project (FSP). The FSP and the evaluation are both funded under the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) in response to the New York County District Attorney’s Office’s request for proposals for family and youth development programs, which are ...

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Evaluation of the Medical-Legal Partnership Program: Mid-Evaluation Summary

Posted on September 30, 2021

The Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) is a partnership between the Legal Aid Society (LAS) and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Child and Family Institute (CFI), which serves children with psychiatric conditions and developmental or learning disabilities. Through the MLP, LAS advocates for families to pursue special education and other supportive educational services. In 2019, AIR was contracted to design and conduct both a process evaluation ...

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Creating a Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program

Posted on June 17, 2021

Given the link between traumatic experience and subsequent perpetration of domestic violence, and the potential for tremendous innovation and impact in this challenged field, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), along with the Urban Resource Institute, created a trauma-informed abusive partner intervention program (TI-APIP) in Manhattan that incorporates best and promising practices for ...

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