This study includes (1) annual evaluations of the 25 programs funded through Oakland Unite, (2) annual evaluations of program strategies (life coaching, education and economic self-sufficiency, and violent incident and crisis response), and (3) a four-year impact evaluation.
Reducing the incidence and impact of violence and aggression is important for the well-being of individuals, children, and families in a community. We study violence prevention programs that bring together community partners with local police and law enforcement agencies to build trust and enhance public safety. We also conduct research to help develop and refine violence prevention and treatment interventions and shape policy.
Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Violence: Evaluation of Oakland Unite
Preparing Young People for the Future: Evaluating the Impact of the YouthBuild Program
We are designing and implementing surveys of grantees and youth to evaluate impacts, costs, and operation of this program that helps young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets, such as community centers and schools.
Improving Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
Mathematica is conducting a developmental evaluation of the Local Deep End Initiative, including process and outcome analyses in 12 communities.