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).
The District Attorney of New York County (DANY) and the CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) are seeking proposals for an initiative to develop a network of neighborhood navigators. These navigators will focus on building trusted relationships with individuals living and/or spending significant time on the street in Manhattan neighborhoods who may have a mental illness and/or a substance use disorder, and ultimately connecting ...
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.
Strengthening Domestic Violence Services for Deaf Survivors: An Evaluation of Barrier Free Living’s Deaf Services Program
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.
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
Addressing Trauma Among School-Aged Children: Early Findings from the Implementation of the Margaret’s Place Program
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.
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.
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.
Peer-led Community Navigation in East Harlem: An evaluation of the Community Navigators Program at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
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 ...
ISLG is seeking Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) grantees who are interested in providing peer-to-peer Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to join the CJII TTA Consortium. TTA Consortium members provide TTA to other CJII grantees on programmatic topics. Selected grantees will join the CJII TTA Consortium’s peer competition pool. Current members of the CJII TTA Consortium should not apply to this solicitation (except in the ...