Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $750,000)
The Goal of this project is to support the development, enhancement, and translation of research and knowledge of research-practitioner partnerships in each of the Smart Suite programs.
The Objectives are: establishing or expanding evidence-based practices in all of the Smart Suite programs; collecting and analyzing criminal justice and public safety data; using data to identify criminal justice- and public safety-related problems; assessing implementation fidelity; measuring program outcomes; using data to determine program effectiveness; evidence translation and how to communicate findings to diverse audiences; making recommendations for program improvement and sustainability; developing \"real-time\" products and resources for strategic decision-making; tracking and supporting dissemination of research and knowledge in the Smart Suite Program; and communicating with a wide variety of audiences.
The Deliverables are: coordinating and financially supporting training for at least 50 Smart Suite grantee teams each year; developing a web-based resource for Smart Suite and other criminal justice researcher-practitioner teams; delivery of onsite and remote TTA to Smart Suite grantees, as needed, including plans for up to 5 onsite engagements; delivery of TTA on strategic communications; developing a series of webinars, white papers, podcasts, videos, short courses, etc. to promote continuous learning within the Smart Suite community, including one or more Community of Practice for ongoing dialogue of peers to support learning and networking; and coordination with Smart Suite TTA providers on compiling lessons learned from Smart Suite programs.