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Schoolworks Re-Entry Program Evaluation

Process evaluation of the Juvenile Rights Project (now Youth, Rights and Justice) SchoolWorks Re-Entry Program. Interviews, surveys, and a review of administrative data were conducted to develop an understanding of the implementation and short-term outputs of the program designed to assist youth, ages 15-17 exiting Oregon Youth Authority facilities, in their re-entry into the public school system.

Funding:        Juvenile Rights Project, Byrne Grant 

Start Date:      2006 

End Date:      2010

Contact:         Thuan Duong


Runaway and Homeless Youth Collaborative Research

Working with a state-wide coalition of runaway and homeless youth providers and youth leaders Center researchers will:

  • Develop and keep updated a list of evidence-based practices in runaway and homeless youth services.
  • Work with the coalition to develop a logic model describing core services provided by all providers.
  • Create a data base to capture descriptive and outcome data for Oregon’s providers
  • Create a fundable design for intervention research and pursue additional funding

Funding:        Children’s Bureau
Start Date:     2007
End Date:      2010


Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program

The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with NPC Research, Inc., is conducting an evaluation of the Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program. The program is a congressionally-sponsored national effort to increase the knowledge base regarding the prevention of and response to youth suicide.  

The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA NW), United Indian Students in Higher Education (UISHE) at PSU, and eight federally recognized tribes are implementing the program in Oregon.  A national cross site evaluation, overseen by ORC Macro, is designed to describe the products and services developed as a result of the grant, evaluate grant-sponsored trainings, and track identification and referral activities at the project sites.  A local evaluation component will identify successes and challenges and more fully investigate the impact of grant activities on local communities.


Funding:        Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Start Date:     2005
End Date:      2008


Schoolworks Project

Evaluation of SchoolWorks, a program providing education-related legal advocacy to dependent and delinquent youth. The research included measures of short-term outcomes, a satisfaction survey administered to a range of community partners, interviews with key stakeholders such as school and court personnel and foster parents, and a process evaluation which highlighted successes and challenges associated with implementation.


Funding:        Juvenile Rights Project, Byrne Grant
Start Date:      2003
End Date:      2008