New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) - Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII)
05/17/19 11:59 PM EST
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.
For a detailed description of the intervention model, see: https://cjii.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/APIP-Evaluation-RFP-v17-FINAL.pdf#pag=10
For additional information regarding evaluation components, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 185571
Total funding up to $400,000
Contract will run for up to 3.5 years, beginning in late Summer 2019 and ending in late 2022 or early 2023.
USA: New York City; New York