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NCJ Number: 250389 Find in a Library
Title: Responding to Trauma Among Young Men of Color: Adapting the Crown Heights Approach For Your Community
Author(s): Katie Crank; Kenton Kirby
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America
Date Published: July 2016
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY 10018
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-VF-GX-K027
Sale Source: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a toolkit for the replication of the “Make It Happen” program in the Crown Heights community of Brooklyn, NY, which focuses on young men of color who have been impacted by community and/or interpersonal violence, providing them mentorship, clinical interventions, supportive workshops, advocacy, and intensive case management that includes services of traditional victim service providers in the community.
Abstract: The practices shared in this toolkit are based on the Center for Court Innovation’s work with violence interrupter programs, victim service agencies, trauma, and gender-based violence. Ten steps are outlined for planning a response to trauma among young men of color victimized by or exposed to violence. The 10 steps are divided into four phases of program implementation: 1) creating a strong foundation when starting the project, which involves setting goals and objectives (Step 1) and creating a planning team or advisory board (Step 2); 2) building on current practice and identifying areas for change, which involves a baseline evaluation (Step 3) , mapping resources (Step 4), conducting an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (Step 5), and documenting the plan (Step 6); 3) methods for implementing or improving the project, which involves program evaluation (Step 7) and implementing or improving trauma-informed programming (Step 8); and 4) evaluation and communication regarding keeping the project on track, which involves evaluating and measuring success (Step 9) and sustaining collaboration (Step 10).
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Male survivors; Minorities; New York; OVC grant-related documents; OVC Resources; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Program Adaptability/Replication; Program implementation; Psychological victimization effects; Race; Victim services
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