The following are the site-specific reports in the Center for Court Innovation's evaluation of the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program:
“We Have the Power to Stop the Violence”: A Process Evaluation of Cuyahoga County’s Defending Childhood Initiative
Building a Safer Tomorrow: A Process Evaluation of Grand Forks County Defending Childhood Initiative
Tackling Urban Inequalities: A Process Evaluation of the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative
Love One Another and Take Care of Each Other: A Process Evaluation of the Rocky Boy’s Children Exposed to Violence Project
Nawicakiciji – Woasniye – Oaye Waste: A Process Evaluation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Defending Childhood Initiative
Through the NOVA Door: A Process Evaluation of Shelby County’s Defending Childhood Initiative
The National Institute of Justice funded the Center for Court Innovation to evaluate the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program. The evaluation produced a series of reports describing how stakeholders at each site organized themselves to create and implement a strategic plan; detailing each site’s model; and clearly delineating lessons and actionable recommendations for other jurisdictions that might be interested in replicating the process. This report provides a cross-site synthesis of implementation strategies, lessons learned, and recommendations drawn from six of the demonstration program sites—including separate, crisply described recommendations for other jurisdictions, for tribal jurisdictions in particular, for funding agencies, for technical assistance providers, and for evaluators. The report includes a 10-page executive summary for readers interested in an accessible overview. A number of summary charts provided throughout the report offer an efficient digest of the major strategies pursued by each site and of specific evidence-based, promising, or other programs and practices.