PFI Workshops

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The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative (PFI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosts occasional workshops for practitioners and decision-makers affiliated with agencies involved in the PFI.

Workshops are designed to provide participants with essential skills and knowledge for understanding the role of evaluation research in shaping youth justice programs in New York City.

Youth justice agencies are expected to become more evidence oriented, and there is a greater need for high-quality data and rigorous evaluation methods to establish the effectiveness of service providers. Yet, there is a chronic shortage of funding and expertise for external evaluation research.

To support the ability of New York City youth agencies to develop their own evidence base, the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative is working with agencies on the basic building blocks of evidence. The workshops are part of this mission.

Recent Workshops

Workshop 1 —

Date: September 27, 2012
Place: Room 616 BMW Building
           555 West 57th Street, New York, NY
Topic: “What’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?“
Speaker: Jeffrey Butts, John Jay College
Briefing Paper: What’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?

Workshop 2 — 
Date: November 8, 2012 — 4:30 to 6:00 pm   CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE
                              (Please watch for rescheduling announcement)
Place: Room 616 BMW Building
           555 West 57th Street, New York, NY
Topic: “Knowing What Matters: Identifying the Key Components of Youth Justice Interventions“
Speakers: Michael Maxfield and Jeffrey Butts, both of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Workshop 3 — 

Date: February 7, 2013 — 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Place: Room 616 BMW Building
           555 West 57th Street, New York, NY
Topic: “Measuring What Matters: Practical Approaches for Data Collection“
Speakers: Dr. Michael Maxfield and Graduate Fellows from the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College