This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $200,000)
The Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice will continue training and technical assistance (TTA) activities in support of the DMI Training and Technical Assistance initiative. This will include continuing TTA to the current group of seven cities involved in implementing DMI, two current targeted TTA sites, as well as to four additional sites. The training provided will be supported by technical assistance delivered in a variety of forms (conference calls, site visits, peer-to-peer exchange, web-based curricula and resources). Additionally, MSU proposes to begin development of a DMI implementation readiness tool, which will eventually become part of a larger Community Violent Crime Assessment tool. MSU will collaborate with the National Network for Safe Cities, housed at John Jay College, so that mutual TTA efforts can meet the needs of the largest number of jurisdictions seeking to develop a DMI program. NCA/NCF
Michigan State University (MSU) will deliver training and technical assistance activities (TTA) in support of Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. MSU will focus on delivering the Research Partner Orientation Course (RPOC) and field testing the Violence Reduction Assessment Tool (VRAT). The Research Partner Orientation Course (RPOC) is intended to support effective integration of research partners into violence reduction task forces/cross sector partnerships like PSN and BCJI. The RPOC provides background on the evolution of the action research approach as well as specific elements of the Research Partner model (e.g., problem assessment, linking to evidence-based practice, ongoing assessment, and evaluation). Building on this foundation, the RPOC works through key components of making the partnership succeed. This is followed by a module on best practices for violence reduction and information on technical assistance to support research partnerships as well as the overall PSN or BCJI initiative. The purpose of the VRAT is to assist communities with assessing their local violent crime problem, identifying evidence-based and promising strategies for reducing violent crime, assessing their capacity to effectively implement a violence reduction strategy, and linking communities to resources to accomplish the first three goals. At these trainings, when applicable, MSU will field test the VRAT with each site and deliver the RPOC.