Research

Publications

Building Healthy Teen Relationships: An Evaluation of the Fourth R Curriculum with Middle School Students in the Bronx

Building Healthy Teen Relationships: An Evaluation of the Fourth R Curriculum with Middle School Students in the Bronx

By Amanda Cissner and Lama Hassoun Ayoub

As the first U.S.-based evaluation of the The Fourth R: Strategies for Healthy Young Relationships, a dating violence prevention curriculum, this randomized controlled trial tests the effectiveness of the program with middle school students in the Bronx, New York. The curriculum, previously found to have limited impacts with Canadian ninth-graders, was found to have modest effects with the younger target audience. Notably, it was found to delay sexual activity for all participating students, and those students who received more of the program saw even greater delays in sexual activity, as well as reductions in bullying perpetration and attitudinal improvements. Results also suggest that high-risk students realized some reductions in dating violence.

 

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The Red Hook Peacemaking Program

The Red Hook Peacemaking Program

Peacemaking is a traditional Native American approach to justice that focuses on healing and restoration rather than punishment.

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The National Institute of Justice’s Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Staff and Client Perspectives on Reentry Courts from Year 2

The National Institute of Justice’s Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Staff and Client Perspectives on Reentry Courts from Year 2

By Christine H. Lindquist, Lama Hassoun Ayoub, Debbie Dawes, Paige M. Harrison, Anna M. Malsch, Jennifer Hardison Walters, Michael Rempel and Shannon M. Carey

This report provides process evaluation findings from eight reentry courts. The report concluded that organizational partnerships were critical to the success of the reentry courts and identified several common implementation challenges. The report also includes qualitative data from interviews and focus groups highlighting that although certain areas could be improved (e.g. employment and housing), most reentry court participants had positive impressions of the program.

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Estudio diagnóstico del Tribunal de Tratamiento de Adicciones de Guadalupe, Nuevo León, México: Observaciones y Recomendaciones (Translation into Spanish, English version separately available)

Estudio diagnóstico del Tribunal de Tratamiento de Adicciones de Guadalupe, Nuevo León, México: Observaciones y Recomendaciones (Translation into Spanish, English version separately available)

By Michael Rempel, Joseph Spadafore, Suvi Hynynen Lambson, Valerie Raine and Antonio Lomba Maurandi

With funding from the U.S.  State Department, the Center for Court Innovation along with the Inter-American Commission for Drug-Abuse Control (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) completed a diagnostic study of the Addiction Treatment Court in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, the first program of its kind in Mexico. The diagnostic study assessed the status of the pilot program and made recommendations for possible future expansion of the model in Mexico.

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Remembering Alfred Siegel

Remembering Alfred Siegel

Greg Berman, director of the Center for Court Innovation, reflects on Alfred Siegel's contributions to the field of justice reform at Community Justice 2014.

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