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Evidence is Power Webinar

Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that […]

Formative Evaluation of VictimConnect: Preparing for Rigorous Evaluation of a National Resource Center

This webinar will present findings from the Urban Institute’s formative evaluation of the technology-based VictimConnect Resource Center, funded by the National Institute of Justice and conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC). VictimConnect is a nationwide helpline that seeks to increase access to services and reach underserved victims of crime […]

NIJ Webinar – Delinquency, Victimization, and the Developing Brain: Results from the ABCD-Social Development Study

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development – Social Development Study (ABCD-SD) is a longitudinal study on the relationship between the developing brain and delinquency and victimization. Supplementing ABCD brain and cognitive development measures, ABCD-SD protocol measures a wide array of delinquency- and victimization-related risks, protective factors and outcomes. These presentations will describe early adolescent findings from […]

Legal Services for Victims of Crime: A Model for Program Design and Evaluation 

Crime victim legal services are an important form of victim assistance, and evaluation research is needed to help guide their implementation. Before evaluation can be conducted, however, a clear, unified conceptual framework and theory of change is needed that outlines what “success” looks like for victim legal services. This webinar aims to provide insight into […]