Violence Prevention and Intervention Initiative and Youth Workforce Development-High Risk Youth Evaluation

Client: San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF)

Mission Analytics was contracted as the evaluator for the San Francisco Violence Prevention and Intervention Initiative and the Youth Workforce Development (High-Risk) program. The mid-period evaluation report linked data from the DCYF Contract Management System and the Juvenile Justice Information System for the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department to identify the characteristics of youth and young adults served by the programs, success in reaching juvenile-justice involved youth, and outcomes in terms of job placements and subsequent juvenile justice contact.  The final report expanded to additional data sets, such as school district data and community behavioral health.  The evaluation drew on statistical modeling and descriptive techniques, with the goal of identifying the activities and combinations of activities associated with higher probabilities of success in reducing violent behavior.

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