Research and Evaluation Center

At any given time, the Center may be involved in five to ten individual projects. For example, researchers are working with the Robert Wood John Foundation to evaluate the “Cure Violence” approach to reducing gun violence.

Since 2010, the R&E Center has been working with Temple University to design and implement a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program (CBVP).

The Center is also assessing the implementation of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, an effort initiated by the White House that brings together the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Education, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy to support the development of more effective youth violence prevention strategies in U.S. cities.

Researchers in the R&E Center are also helping the national office of Justice Fellowship to design and distribute a series of practical policy briefs about the need for reform in several areas of criminal justice policy. 

Since 2011, the R&E Center has been working with Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) to enhance their research and evaluation focus. Researchers are collaborating with YAP leadership and staff to enhance the organization’s focus on data and evidence.