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SCA Follow-up Study: A Longitudinal Study of 2009 Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Program Participants

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,699,867)

The applicant will develop a phased research strategy to examine the long-term impacts of the SCA programming on the adult demonstration grant participants. The applicant and subcontractor will collect and analyze new survey and administrative data around recidivism and employment, as well as other participant outcomes, at a point that is eight to 10 years from when participants were first enrolled in the original SCA evaluation. The two phases will include the following tasks:
• Phase I: 1) mapping out the initial evaluation design in a written memo and seeking IRB approval; 2) developing and piloting evaluation tools; and 3) documenting the final approach in a final design report based on our experiences piloting our initial design; and
• Phase II: apply the understanding gained from Phase 1 activities to implementing data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination activities.
This study will be the first to examine the impact of the SCA in a longitudinal manner. Findings from the long-term examination of the SCA will support the Department of Justice as it continues to reduce violent crime and encourage successful offender reentry. Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2020