Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.
People who have been incarcerated face daunting challenges in re-entering society and in rebuilding their lives. Many lack education, work experience, family support, and housing. In addition, substance abuse and mental health problems are common. Without adequate supports, recidivism is likely.
We study programs and services to improve education and employment outcomes, strengthen family relationships, and provide health and financial supports for people involved with the justice system. Our researchers are evaluating initiatives for multiple populations, including youth offenders, adults in jails and prisons, and former offenders. Our work provides insight into the effectiveness of interventions at many points of contact with the juvenile and criminal justice systems, including violence prevention programs, bail programs, and juvenile justice reform efforts in cities and counties across the country.
Evaluation of the Independence at Home Demonstration
Colorado Department of Corrections Reentry Systems Mapping
The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (“Colorado Lab”) partners with the Office of Colorado’s Governor and works with state agencies to improve the lives of Colorado’s residents.
Shawn Marsh specializes in managing large data collection efforts, implementing random assignment in local sites, and achieving high response rates.Featured Projects
- Preparing Young People for the Future: Evaluating the Impact of the YouthBuild Program
- Rural Welfare-to-Work Strategies Demonstration Evaluation
- Ensuring Data Quality: What Criteria Do Monitors Use to Rate Interviewers?
- Who's Monitoring the Monitors? Ensuring Data Quality in Telephone Interviewing
- Family Support
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Youth Development
- Criminal Justice
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