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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Capacity Building for Community-Based Organizations as an Investment in Social Change

Posted on February 23, 2021

To invest in the impact of its programs, CJII committed to providing comprehensive capacity building for grantees from the beginning. CJII provides support for a diverse set of social service agencies, helping them to do their best work and bolster their sustainability.  This latest policy brief explores how the CJII capacity building program was designed, key approaches to its successful implementation, and lessons learned to maximize ...

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CJII 2020 Annual Report

Posted on December 22, 2020

Today, the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance (CUNY ISLG) released the 2020 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 recipients, and providing capacity-building, oversight, and performance measurement ...

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Request for Proposals for an Evaluation of the Center for Trauma Innovation

Posted on December 14, 2020

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals for an evaluator of the Center for Trauma Innovation (CTI). Exodus Transitional Community, Inc is currently in its planning phase and expects to begin implementation of the CTI in spring 2021. The CTI will provide healing and trauma services; offer technical assistance (TTA) to city agencies, community-based organizations, and community members; and establish a ...

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Funding Strategic Partnerships as a Public Safety Strategy

Posted on December 9, 2020

As state and local governments across the country seek to improve public safety and social justice, while also confronting the fiscal challenges raised by the pandemic, collaboration is more important than ever. CJII has supported partnerships and collaboration from the beginning, and this latest CJII policy brief explores some of the partnerships created and supported by CJII, and the early lessons learned about what is needed to ensure that ...

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Policy & Progress Update

Posted on October 19, 2020

Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic and social dynamics create an inflection point, people across New York City and the country demand change: Racial equity. Safer neighborhoods. Opportunity for all. To respond, policymakers, philanthropic institutions and civic leaders need new strategies to enhance collaboration and maximize the impact of social services. In this latest policy and progress update, CJII outlines a new model of community-based ...

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Opportunity Knocks: Community Investment Provides Launching Pad for Our City's Youth

Request for Proposals for Evaluation of Selected Reentry Programs

Posted on March 5, 2020

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate two reentry programs within the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. The programs are part of DANY’s broader investment in diversion and reentry support services to effectively address the needs and risks of young adults and adults in the justice system. First, the solicitation seeks an evaluator for the College and Community Fellowship’s ...

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Request for Proposals for Center for Trauma Innovation

Posted on January 23, 2020

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to develop and implement a Center for Trauma Innovation (CTI) in northern Manhattan. The goal for the CTI is to address the needs of people exposed to trauma by enhancing and expanding trauma-informed and trauma-specific services and resources. The CTI will focus on communities of color that experience disproportionate rates of violence and have less access to ...

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Request for Proposals for a Process Evaluation of the Community Navigator Program

Posted on November 21, 2019

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals for a process evaluation of the Community Navigators Program. Hunter College is currently implementing the Community Navigator Program. Navigators connect individuals to the resources and services they need to improve their well-being and to prevent undesired outcomes, including criminal justice involvement and victimization. The investment is part of DANY’s ...

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