CHSR receives federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The Center for Human Services Research has been awarded a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to conduct an evaluability study of theYouth and Police Initiative. The Youth and Police Initiative is a program of the North American Family Institute (NAFI) that brings together at-risk youth and police officers in the same neighborhoods in order to build relationships and develop skills that can prevent future incidences of conflict. CHSR is working with NAFI to determine the evaluability of the program, which has so far been operating as a pilot program at multiple sites. The study is a first step toward assessing whether or not the collaborative youth-police approach employed by the program is attaining its goals of preventing violence and reducing juvenile crime.