Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APPP)
The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APPP) project was a comprehensive study with three major components. The study included an examination of activities performed by the Jacksonville Alliance for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy (Alliance), a needs and assets assessment of the zip codes served by the Alliance, and an initiative to encourage teens to express their thoughts through a variety of medium, including writing, drawing, and video.
Annenberg - The Council for Educational Change
An examination of the "Trust and Cooperation" concept as the foundation for successful schools. A sample of high-achieving and low achieving elementary schools in Florida was used.
A program to reduce substance abuse and HIV acquisition for targeted at-risk African American women of childbearing age and their children.
Boy Scouts Of America - North Florida Council
An assessment on the operations of the Northeast Florida Boy Scout Council for their Scouting in Public Housing program. This program established scout troops for targeted children in at-risk communities.
Bridge of Northeast Florida
As part of a PEW initiative, CCI worked to assess the mechanisms through which the Bridge has become a successful program and to document how others may replicate this success.
Bringing Theory to Practice
Taking it to the Streets: Investigating Social Problems and Improving Student Outcomes through Community-Based Research represents a unique effort, melding classroom activities with community research and civic engagement to address student' depression and substance abuse.
Children United with Parents (CUP)
CUP was a program focused on building positive relationships between children, their incarcerated parents, and caregivers. It was created to help decrease the cycle of crime in at-risk communities.
Clay / St. Johns Interconceptional Project
These pilot programs are part of the Florida Department of Health initiative that follows the CDC's Recommendations to improve Preconception Health and Health Care (major contributing factors to poor birth outcomes).
Community Impact Study 2008
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens is the largest fine arts museum in northeast Florida, and it has
been committed to engaging the community through arts and culture for over 50
years. The goal of the research was to explore recognition of The Cummer
Museum, community interest in its offerings, and the motivation of community
members to attend art and cultural events.
Department of Corrections
A comprehensive risk and needs assessment of the prison population within the Department of Corrections.
Early Delinquency And Intervention Program (EDIP)
Developed in 1992 as a result of legislation introduced by then Senator Bill Bankhead, the EDIP program focused on youth with limited judicial involvement. EDIP had two components: first, a residential phase to introduce a daily structure, provide intensive school monitoring, provide therapy, and complete behavioral analysis and other assessments. Second, the aftercare phase provided one-on-one work between the youth and a case manager to work towards project goals.
East Jacksonville Needs and Assets Assessment
With funds received from a Compassion Capital Grant, Fresh Ministries is in the planning stages of developing a strategy to increase graduation rates in a struggling neighborhood in East Jacksonville. They have focused their efforts around six issues: education, affordable housing, economic development, safety and security, family strengthening, and health. In partnership with Fresh Ministries, CCI conducted a needs and assets assessment of the neighborhood in order to maximize the planning process.
Economic Impact of the Arts in Jacksonville
In order to investigate the economic impact of arts and culture in the greater Jacksonville area, the Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives, at the request of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, is conducting an economic impact study of a number of cultural organizations located within Duval County. These organizations provide data about their operations, such as how many employees they have, how much income they generate and how income is used.
Episcopal Children's Services
Failure to Hire
A look at the barriers to employment in Duval County and how they relate to unemployment disparities between the races. Sponsored by the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission.
Family Support Services
The primary purpose of this project is to analyze models for foster care and child protective services through a comprehensive critical analysis of existing service delivery projects. In addition, a spatial analysis is conducted of existing services and needs by the construction of data maps showing the location of services in Duval County.
First Coast Counseling and Education Center (FCCEC)
Program designed to reduce high-risk behaviors in a population at-risk for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. Interventions emphasizing substance abuse prevention and behavioral change were delivered by community-based agencies.
Homeless Census and Survey
An assessment of a pilot batterers' intervention program for incarcerated male offenders.
Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM)
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate what the potential problems were with current breath testing equipment and procedures, and their usability in courts of law, from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
JCP Can-Do Program
Juvenile Justice Evaluation Team (JJET)
Let Us Play
A short term, structured sports camp for at-risk adolescent girls selected by United Way agencies. The primary purpose of the assessment was to examine the relationship between participation in the sports camp and subsequent involvement of participants in physical activities and other performance domains.
The Magnolia Project is a federal Healthy Start initiative intended to decrease the high rates of infant mortality in an area of Jacksonville most affected by this problem. The population served by Magnolia consists of women of child bearing age who reside in the target area and who have little or no regular access to health care. Magnolia provides services for this population in a store-front clinic located in the heart of the target area. The services include: 1) well-woman medical services, and 2) intensive case management consisting of counseling and referrals for services to local agencies. CCI responsibilities include coordination of data collection, interviewing and focus groups, data analysis, surveys, and report production according to the federal guidelines.
Malavai Washingtong Kids Foundation
An examination of the Malavai Washington Kids Foundation of Jacksonville youth program.
March of Dimes Project
P.A.C.E. Center for Girls
PACE provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. CCI provided an assessment of the PACE program.
A juvenile delinquency prevention program for young females. The objective of the study was to explore the effects of the residential stay on the girl's self-perceptions, emotional stability, maturity level, and overall commitment to program goals.
Police Athletic League (PAL)
The purpose of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of PAL staff with regard to program needs, concerns, and benefits.
PREP 4Me! Teen Health Project
Race Relations - Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
A comprehensive examination of the state of race relations in Jacksonville. The study included a variety of research activities including an examination of the literature (including local newspapers), a random telephone survey, face-to-face interviews, and an analysis of the Study Circles initiative.
Scheidel Foundation Prep Club
The Prep Club Program, which
was established in 2000 and funded by the Scheidel Foundation, provides
incentives for school-aged children of Beaches Habitat home owners for good
grades, perfect school attendance and recently, saving at least a part of their
award money in a savings account established by the Prep Club managers.
conducted a series of focus groups with participants, parents, and staff to
glean their perspectives of the program.
Second Harvest North Florida
Five-year project headed by the Anglican Church designed to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the African countries of South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia . Strategies to achieve the project's goals included: HIV prevention education at the community level and in the churches, HIV testing, and linkages with other local organizations already working towards reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS.
SPIVAK Award - American Sociological Association
An inventory of available services for homeless adults and children in the rural counties of Northeast Florida surrounding Duval County.
Study Circle Impact
The Study Circle process, an initiative of The Jacksonville Human rights Commission (JHRC), involves diverse groups of ordinary citizens talking about the state of race relations in their community and in their own lives. Discussions focus on the “stories” of each participant. The overall goal, according JHRC, is for the participant to “begin to understand how people of another race, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation see the world.”CCI was enlisted to assess the Study Circles and to examine how participants’ perceptions of race relations were effected by their participation. The participants were asked questions about race relations in respect to Jacksonville and about their own personal experiences, understandings, interactions, and attitudes towards diverse groups.
Theatreworks Reflective Practice
A reflective process grant to conduct a contextual evaluation of Theatreworks services. Tools used include a comprehensive literature review, an examination of historical records, focus groups and interviews, surveys of participants, and S.W.O.T. analysis with the Board.
Western Nassau County Homeless Needs Assessment
Women and Girls
The status of Women and Girls in 21st Century Northeast Florida is examined.
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