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Evaluation of the Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program Initiative

Contract for Services to a New York For-Profit, Nonprofit, or Agency to
Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Program to Prevent Domestic Violence

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New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) - Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII)

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05/17/19 11:59 PM EST


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Contract for services to a New York for-profit, nonprofit organization, or government agency to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a state-run program to prevent domestic violence and reduce offender recidivism. The contract is intended for the assessment of New York's Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program initiative. The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is interested in understanding how the program is implemented and whether the model is effective in reducing risk factors for criminal justice involvement (e.g., violent behavior, recidivism). The RFP focuses on one particular form of domestic violence - intimate partner violence (IPV) - which refers to physical, psychological, sexual, or emotional abuse by a partner or ex-partner.

This request seeks proposals to evaluate the TI-APIP initiative. Given the mixed results of past research and the methodological shortcomings of many previous studies, additional research is needed in order to examine the implementation and potential effects of APIPs. Broadly speaking, DANY is interested in understanding how the initiative is implemented, and whether the model is effective in reducing risk factors for criminal justice involvement (e.g., recidivism; offender attitudes and behaviors such as motivation to change and aggression; offender and victim mental health; and other outcomes). Applicants should propose a design for a process and outcome evaluation, as specified in Section VI.B. The evaluator will be expected to work closely with ISLG and DANY throughout the evaluation period.

Applicants should propose a design that permits an initial understanding of program implementation and effects within 1.5 years of the start of the evaluation. These initial results will be especially important to adjusting the implementation of the program. The evaluation design should also allow for an understanding of short- (< 1 year) and medium-term (1-2 year) outcomes. The evaluation should also examine program effects among both program completers and those who do not complete the program.

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GrantWatch ID#: 185571

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Total funding up to $400,000

Term of Contract:

Contract will run for up to 3.5 years, beginning in late Summer 2019 and ending in late 2022 or early 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For-profits, nonprofits, and government agencies are eligible to apply. Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status are required to have a fiscal sponsor in place upon proposal submission. In such instances, applicants should state the name of the fiscal sponsor; outline the responsibilities of the fiscal sponsor; and outline their obligations to the fiscal sponsor. Applicants should also submit any fiscal sponsorship agreement. If the applicant has a fiscal sponsor, any fees charged by the sponsor should be included and clearly labeled in the budget.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should have experience and success partnering with relevant community-based organizations and government agencies to collect and interpret data; and experience conducting process and/or outcome evaluations related to criminal justice, domestic violence, and/or diversion programs. Note that asset forfeiture funds (i.e., the source of CJII funding) cannot be used to fund government staff salaries.

Collaboration and Partnership: Applicants must work closely with ISLG, DANY, and the program funded through the TI-APIP initiative throughout all phases of the evaluation.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit questions is Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Questions must be submitted through the CJII application portal. Answers to all questions will be available as an addendum to the RFP by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, May 17, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Proposals must be submitted through the CJII application portal.

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USA: New York City;   New York