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Build-Out of Student Services Report: Findings from the Process Evaluation

Posted on March 6, 2024

In 2019, College and Community Fellowship (CCF) received CJII funding to launch the Build-Out of Student Services (BOSS) project, which provides reentry programming based in New York City that develops education and career skills specifically among formerly incarcerated women.

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Building an Innovative Trauma-Informed Learning Community

Posted on February 13, 2024

In partnership with evaluators from the Center for Complex Trauma at Icahn School of Medicine, the Center for Trauma Innovation is used as a case study to illuminate the process of leveraging community-research partnerships toward the development of learning communities, including challenges, solutions, and lessons learned along the way.

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Expanding Opportunities for Education & Employment for College Students in Prison

Posted on February 1, 2024

CIP funded seven colleges and universities to deliver college instruction across 17 prisons in New York from Fall 2017 through Spring 2022. CUNY ISLG conducted a multiyear process evaluation of the Initiative to assess its implementation. This report, the culmination of data reviews, site visits, and interviews with education providers, corrections staff, CIP students, and others, breaks down the successes and challenges the program faces, as well as offers lessons learned for others seeking to implement quality college-in-prison programs.

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Programs for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (FYTA) Evaluation

Posted on January 16, 2024

The New York City Health Justice Network (NYC HJN) is an innovative health service delivery program for individuals returning from incarceration, funded by CJII. NYC HJN provides individuals recently released from jail and prison with peer support from community health workers (CHW) with lived experience of successful reentry from the criminal legal system, who in turn help participants access integrated primary care and social services.

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The NYC Health Justice Network Recidivism Evaluation Study

Posted on November 30, 2023

The New York City Health Justice Network (NYC HJN) is an innovative health service delivery program for individuals returning from incarceration, funded by CJII. NYC HJN provides individuals recently released from jail and prison with peer support from community health workers (CHW) with lived experience of successful reentry from the criminal legal system, who in turn help participants access integrated primary care and social services.

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The Impacts of College-in-Prison Participation on Safety and Employment in New York State

Posted on November 17, 2023

This study is a midterm evaluation report of the College-in- Prison Reentry Initiative (CIP), a program to expand access to academic college education in prison throughout New York State.

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Evaluation of the West Harlem Community Reentry and Restoration Project

Posted on October 30, 2023

The West Harlem Community Reentry and Restoration Project (WHCRRP) is an initiative funded under CJII in response to the June 2014 law enforcement intervention (LEI) that led to the arrest and indictment of 103 individuals living in the Manhattanville and Grant public housing developments and surrounding areas.

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FamilySafe Project Evaluation: Implementation and Outcomes of Family-Focused Counseling for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Posted on September 7, 2023

Sanctuary and STEPS successfully designed and continue to implement a trauma-focused model of programming that treats diverse families as a unit and facilitates communication and collaboration between the adult and child treatment staff.

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Addressing Trauma Among School-Aged Children

Posted on August 30, 2023

Margaret's Place aims to raise awareness about experiences of trauma and violence among youth and provide direct interventions for those impacted, with particular attention to the many types of violence (e.g., home, community, and dating) experienced by young people. This report presents findings from the process evaluation of Margaret’s Place that was conducted between 2019 and 2021.

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Youth Opportunity Hubs: Fostering Collaboration. Building Resilience.

Posted on August 22, 2023

The Youth Opportunity Hub (YOH) Initiative was designed to prevent or reduce criminal legal system interactions, improve life outcomes, and provide support for youth by fostering access, collaboration, and partnership among social service providers. The final evaluation report, and its associated policy brief, offers a look at the development, implementation, and outcomes of the Initiative, as well as offers lessons learned and recommendations for other organizations seeking to implement similar programs.

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