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A Randomized Evaluation of a Comprehensive, Whole-School Intervention

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $2,993,500)

Application 2017-91270-NC-CK is consistent with DOJ priorities concerning violent crime reduction and crime prevention. Specifically, the combination of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with restorative and culturally responsive practices may reduce violence in schools and prevent youth from involvement in the criminal justice system.

Research Triangle International will collaborate with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to evaluate the implementation, outcomes, and cost-benefit of a unique, whole-school program called Comprehensive Culturally Responsive Behavior Intervention (CCRBI) designed to reduce disparities in discipline and improve school safety. CCRBI components include (1) Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), (2) Restorative Practices, and (3) Culturally Responsive Practices. The applicant proposes a strong research design including plans for responding to problems that may arise. They have a solid analytical approach and well-conceived measures. Finally, the applicant gave careful consideration to the realities and challenges of working with schools.

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

Date Created: September 6, 2017