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Best Practices for Campus Crime Prevention: Developing Evidence-Based, Modern Crime Prevention Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

This award is funded under the Byrne Competitive Program, which helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. P.L. 111-117, Division B, Title II, Section 215(1) authorizes use of up to 3 percent of funds made available to the Office of Justice Programs for grants or reimbursement to be used to provide training and technical assistance.

Margolis, Healy & Associates, LLC (MH&A) will use an inclusive, research-focused strategy to identify, evaluate, refine, develop, and replicate best and promising practices in evidence-based updated approaches to crime prevention programming at institutions of higher education. MH&A will conduct a review of campus crime statistics and conduct a combined focus group of campus public safety officials, student affairs practitioners, students, and institutional leaders to discuss crimes on college campuses. MH&A will identify and collect model programs exhibiting evidence of success in changing student behaviors and reducing crimes at institutions of higher education. They will also conduct additional analysis to identify the thematic elements that contribute to success and delivery.


Date Created: September 14, 2010