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Measuring the Impact of Collaboration on Community Safety Pr

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $150,589)


The purpose of this study is to examine the degree of collaboration resulting from Federally-funded community initiatives, the effect of collaboration on reducing crime and improving community safety, and the impact of collaboration on the community's ability to sustain their effort without Federal support. The study has five phases" 1) selection of initial 20-30 sites bases on established criteria; 2) data collection/collaborative inventory/-preliminary report; 3) selection and conduct of in-depth case studies at five sites; 4)development of report findings for distribution to sites and NIJ; and 5) dissemination of findings and preparation of final reports and publications. The following products will result: 1) a summary highlighting the research findings and policy issues of concern to the community safety system, based on the initial 20-30 site review and the 5 case studies; 2) an index to measure the degree of collaboration at key decisions points in a collaborative problem solving project; 3) a check list that can be used by local jurisdictions and the Federal government to gauge the effectiveness and predict the potential for sucess of posed community safety collaborative problem solving projects; and 4) a final grant report.

Date Created: September 29, 2002