• Collaborating with various stakeholders to fund, implement, and evaluate programs that promote positive youth development, physical health, and well-being, and that prevent high-risk behaviors including violence.

  • Serving as a non-partisan source of rigorous research-based and policy-relevant studies for policymakers, foundations, researchers, media, and others.

  • Advancing the research knowledge base on preventing crime and violence, and other high-risk behaviors; improving adult and juvenile justice systems; and increasing safety for all children, adults, schools, and communities.

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Nebraska Connected Youth Initiative Evaluation: Final Study Report

Nebraska Connected Youth Initiative Evaluation: Final Study Report

Oct 2, 2020 | No Comments

The Connected Youth Initiative (CYI) uses a collective impact approach to create systems change …

Reflections on Applying Principles of Equitable Evaluation – JPRC Brief

Reflections on Applying Principles of Equitable Evaluation – JPRC Brief

Sep 3, 2020 | No Comments

The principles of equitable evaluation promise to add value to the research …

WestEd Resources on the Topic of School Safety

WestEd Resources on the Topic of School Safety

Oct 1, 2019 | No Comments

WestEd has compiled this list of resources which summarizes some of WestEd’s resources available in the school …

Improving School Safety: Policy Trends, Assessment, and Prevention

Improving School Safety: Policy Trends, Assessment, and Prevention

Jun 24, 2019 | No Comments

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll hear about the steps that state and local leaders are taking …