Blue Campaign Evaluation

In 2019, the United States had 11,500 reported human trafficking cases. Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon that is led by the demand for cheap labor and the supply of people willing to leave home in search of better economic opportunities. Experiences are diverse, influenced by dominant cultural practices, family structures, community support systems, and other factors all may impact the shape and prevalence of trafficking and efforts to prevent…

STOP Violence in Schools

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in partnership with the Brockton School District (MA) and OP250 is implementing and evaluating an educational program designed for high school students to prevent violence online and on school grounds. STOP School Violence, is a program of the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance, designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to…

A Development Evaluation Approach to Address Community Safety and Health Challenges of Reintegration Programs in the USA

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Pardee School at Boston University have been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Justice to study the design and implementation of reintegration programs through the use of a developmental evaluation approach. The goals of this study will be accomplished through four tasks: 1) Conduct a national level analysis of stakeholders and establish a stakeholders engagement strategy for the…

Interactive Mapping of Greater Boston Social Service and Violence Prevention Resources

In 2018, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health initiated a project, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to create an interactive map of Greater Boston social services for violence prevention. The goal of this project is to create a mobile platform to share information among community leaders, violence prevention service providers, including law enforcement, clergy,  other community-based organizations, and citizens of the many…

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Evaluation Support for Countering Violent Extremism

Many organizations that implement programs aimed at preventing targeted violence do not have the capacity to conduct evaluation activities to judge the success of their programs. Our team works collaboratively with practitioners from NATO member and partner countries to design and implement program evaluations tailored to the local context and needs of each country. The overall goal of the project is to facilitate the integration of scientifically derived knowledge into…

Evaluation of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Initiatives

In 2016, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was awarded a project sponsored by National Institute of Justice to evaluate the impact of the P2P initiative. The P2P initiative consists of programs aimed at engaging college students in the development of social media campaigns and educational efforts to raise awareness about violent extremism and promote acceptance and tolerance of others. The Harvard Chan team is currently gathering data…

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Evaluation of the Greater Boston Countering Violent Extremism Pilot Program

In 2014, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was awarded a project sponsored by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology Directorate, aimed at learning from the Greater Boston Countering Violent Extremism pilot program. The Harvard Chan School performed an independent and external assessment of the program by gathering feedback from the many stakeholders directly and indirectly engaged in the initiative, as well as from community…