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An Evaluation of the Medical Legal Partnership

Posted on January 19, 2023

Beginning in 2019, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) was contracted to conduct a process evaluation and return-on-investment study of the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) between the Legal Aid Society (LAS) and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Child and Family Institute (CFI).

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Screenshot of the "Evaluation of the Medical Legal Partnership Program" executive summary cover, which features the AIR logo and a photo of three people sitting at a table.

Conducting Research with the Deaf Community

Posted on September 29, 2022

In this brief, the Urban Institute and Gallaudet University describe the culturally appropriate methods they used to evaluate Barrier Free Living’s (BFL’s) Deaf Services (DS) program, which aims to improve direct services for domestic violence survivors who are deaf and increase local stakeholders’ awareness of deaf survivors’ needs in New York City.

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Strengthening Domestic Violence Services for Deaf Survivors: An Evaluation of Barrier Free Living’s Deaf Services Program

Posted on August 24, 2022

BFL’s goal for the CJII grant was to increase access to direct services for deaf survivors at Freedom House and Secret Garden and increase local stakeholders’ awareness of deaf survivors’ needs.

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Programs for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (FYTA) Mid-Evaluation

Posted on June 15, 2022

The programs evaluated offer youth aging out of foster care in NYC personalized support through mentorship, coaching, and youth-driven service provision, respectively. This mid-evaluation report describes recent developments in the policies, programs, and context that impact Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (FYTA) in NYC

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Programs for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (FYTA) Evaluation

Addressing Trauma Among School-Aged Children: Early Findings from the Implementation of the Margaret’s Place Program

Posted on May 26, 2022

This report presents the methods, findings, and recommendations from the interim evaluation of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation’s Margaret’s Place program.

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Addressing Trauma Among School-Aged Children Early Findings from the Implementation of the Margaret’s Place Program

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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