Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $2,737,815)
The project would examine the effectiveness of the Circle Forward (CF) whole-school restorative practices intervention on school safety and student outcomes in high-risk, high-need communities in Boston.
The intervention will be delivered over three years in 30 middle and high schools. These schools serve low-income families, are located in high-crime neighborhoods, have high rates of suspension, are under-performing, and have persistently low rates of graduation. The study would use a cluster randomized controlled trial. The study will also include a process evaluation and an estimate of program implementation costs.
This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in the applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements 2 CFR 200.210(a) (14). ca/ncf