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12 Mar 2015
Events in Ferguson and the Justice Department’s new report on policing raise questions about fragile police-community relationships in vulnerable communities. AIR expert Patricia Campie asks, "are we measuring the right things?" Over time, combining measures of what matters to community members with conventional crime data could help restore two-way trust and combat the hopelessness many now feel.
Youth violence disrupts communities and businesses, increases health care costs, and decreases property values—not to mention the human impact. The Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) in Massachusetts combines health and safety approaches to eliminating serious violence among high-risk, urban youth. Does it work? Three new AIR evaluations, announced by MA former governor Patrick, showed youth not involved in SSYI were 42% more likely to be incarcerated than youth who were.