Projects

On this page you can access all the descriptions of completed projects and projects currently underway at NPC Research. In the search field, enter a title or key word, or from the drop-down menu choose an NPC staff member, a topic area, a status (complete or current), or a geographic location or jurisdiction (i.e., TR = Tribal). The results will sort automatically. Click on bold type for more information on any item of interest.

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The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Youth Yellowhawk Tribal Health Clinic Native Connections Project Project Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Native Connections Project at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center is centered upon providing upstream behavioral health prevention strategies through a broad-based implementation of...
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Tamara Perkins Community Health, Youth Development, Other Current OR
Evaluation of Noble County (IN) Smart Probation Program Project Purpose: NPC is collaborating with Noble County Probation Department and Courts to evaluate the process, outcomes and costs associated with implementing their Smart probation program. The County’s initiative focuses on using risk...
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Chad Rodi Adrian J. Johnson Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts Current IN
Evaluation of Charles County (MD) Family Recovery Court Program Project Purpose: NPC is evaluating the process and outcomes associated with implementing enhanced services funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Enhanced services include substance use treatment, pro-social activities and...
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Chad Rodi Kate Kissick Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Current MD
Evaluation of Parenting Programs for Multnomah County (OR) Drug Courts Project Purpose: NPC is working with Volunteers of America Oregon to assess the extent to which parenting programs are improving the outcomes of drug court participants and their children. This multi-method evaluation is...
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Shannon M. Carey Chad Rodi Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Current OR
Evaluation of Cayuga County (NY) Drug Court Programs Project Purpose: The goal of the project is to improve service delivery and outcomes for justice-involved individuals with substance abuse disorders and trauma histories by changing the way the drug court team members...
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Shannon M. Carey Chad Rodi Kate Kissick Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current NY
Evaluation of the Chittenden County (VT) Drug Court Project Purpose: The goal of the project is to improve service delivery and outcomes for justice-involved individuals with substance abuse disorders and trauma histories by changing the way the drug court team members...
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Shannon M. Carey Chad Rodi Kate Kissick Adrian J. Johnson Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current VT
Statewide Evaluation of Missouri’s 4-Track Drug Court Initiative Project Purpose: NPC is collaborating with the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator to conduct process, outcome and cost studies of several courts implementing innovative 4-track drug court programs to better tailor services...
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Shannon M. Carey Chad Rodi Mark S. Waller Timothy Ho Adrian J. Johnson Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current MO
District of Columbia Adult Drug Court Purpose: The District of Columbia Courts (D.C. Courts) contracted with NPC Research to conduct a program evaluation of the Superior Court Drug Intervention Program for new cases filed during a 6-month period in...
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Shannon M. Carey Chad Rodi Mark S. Waller Kate Kissick Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current DC
Books 2 U Purpose: Books 2 U is a partnership between The Library Foundation, Multnomah County Library, and schools within the county designed to increase reading motivation in students from schools where a high percentage of...
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Timothy Ho Juliette R. Mackin Anna M. Malsch Rae Trotta Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Literacy Current OR
Healthy Families Oregon Evaluation Purpose: This study examines the effectiveness of a statewide program of home visiting services for at-risk families. First-time parents are screened for risk factors, and high-risk parents are offered more intensive home visiting...
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Jerod M. Tarte Beth L. Green Anna M. Malsch Jennifer A. Aborn Kate Kissick Wendy Nuzzo Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Current OR
Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Evaluation Project Description: California Assembly Bill 590 establishes a pilot project for legal services to be provided to low-income parties in civil matters involving critical livelihood issues, so that judicial decisions are made on...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Theresa Herrera Allen Timothy Ho Charlene E. Zil Michael W. Finigan Other Current CA
POSE Character Building Training Evaluation Consultation Project Purpose: Coaching Corps is a national nonprofit organization that works in low-income communities to ensure that all kids get to reap the benefits of playing sports with a trained, caring coach. Coaching...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Brian Lee Youth Development Current US
San Joaquin Re-entry Court Evaluation Project Purpose: NPC performed a process evaluation of two re-entry court programs in San Joaquin, California. The goal of the project was to improve service delivery and outcomes for individuals returning to the community...
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Shannon M. Carey Chad Rodi Theresa Herrera Allen Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA
NIJ Second Chance Act Reentry Courts Purpose: NPC Research, RTI International, and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) are collaborating on NIJ’s evaluation of specialized reentry court models across eight sites funded by Second Chance Act funds through the...
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Shannon M. Carey Anna M. Malsch Theresa Herrera Allen Timothy Ho Adrian J. Johnson Wendy Nuzzo Mark S. Waller Charlene E. Zil Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current AR, DE, FL, MO, NH, OH, TX, VA
Warm Springs Juvenile Justice Project Research Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Juvenile Justice Project addresses school truancy on the reservation. The objectives of the grant are to decrease school truancy, increase high school graduation rates,...
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Juliette R. Mackin Wendy Nuzzo Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Complete OR, TR
Connecting Students to the World of Work Purpose: Funded by the Oregon Arts Commission (OAC), Connecting Students to the World of Work (WoW) grants are intended to support projects that draw connections for underserved students to the world of...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Wendy Nuzzo Youth Development Current OR
Montana Partnership for Success Evaluation Consultation Purpose: In 2013, Montana was awarded the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success grant (SPF-PFS) from the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Timothy Ho Charlene E. Zil Substance Abuse Prevention Current MT
Evaluation of the California Children’s Justice Act Purpose: The California Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Taskforce and California Office of  Emergency Services (Cal OES) provided grants to law enforcement agencies around the state to establish a specialized response for children exposed...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Charlene E. Zil Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Current CA
Clark County Therapeutic Courts Peer-to-Peer Recovery Mentoring Purpose: The REACH Too program, situated with the nonprofit Consumer Voices are Born, offers addiction recovery peer mentoring services to adults engaged with a therapeutic drug court in Clark County, Washington. In...
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Anna M. Malsch Timothy Ho Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current WA
Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention Evaluation – Phase III Research Questions: The Juvenile Crime Prevention Initiative is a statewide effort to prevent juvenile crime by targeting best practice services to high-risk youth, ages 10–17. The JCP evaluation addresses two key questions about...
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Juliette R. Mackin Anna M. Malsch Jerod M. Tarte Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Current OR
Raising A Reader – Phase 2 Purpose: NPC assessed the effectiveness of the Raising A Reader program, which provides early literacy support to families with children 0-5. Project Design: This cross-sectional study used parent and partner (service provider) surveys to...
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Juliette R. Mackin Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Literacy Current OR
Evaluation of the Family Recovery Program – Baltimore Purpose: The Family Recovery Program (FRP), located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a family treatment court (or family dependency drug court) that provides intensive judicial oversight for substance-abusing parents involved with the child...
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Juliette R. Mackin Kelly L. Jarvis Jennifer A. Aborn Timothy Ho Mark S. Waller Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MD
Warm Springs Children’s Justice Act Research Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Oregon) received federal funding from the Office for Victims of Crime Children’s Justice Act Partnerships to address child abuse and domestic violence on the...
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Juliette R. Mackin Wendy Nuzzo Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts Complete OR, TR
The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Youth Yellowhawk Tribal Health Clinic Circles of Hope Youth Suicide Prevention Project Research Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Circles of Hope (CoH) Youth Suicide Prevention Project at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center provides a broad based youth suicide prevention program serving...
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Tamara Perkins Theresa Herrera Allen Community Health Current OR, TR
Clackamas County Adult Drug Court, Trauma-Informed Program, Enhancement Project Purpose: The Clackamas County Adult Drug Court (CCADC) is enhancing its program by offering Trauma-Informed care to its participants. The project will implement trauma-informed care for its drug court participants through training...
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Tamara Perkins Theresa Herrera Allen Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current OR
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) Evaluation Project Description: The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s THRIVE project (Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone) provides suicide prevention training and technical assistance to the 43 federally-recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington,...
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Juliette R. Mackin Tamara Perkins Timothy Ho Kim Corbett Community Health Current ID, OR, WA, TR
SBIRT Oregon Training Initiative (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) Purpose: The purpose of the SBIRT Oregon Training Initiative is to increase the number of health professionals who can effectively carry out SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) practices in urban...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Jennifer A. Aborn Charlene E. Zil Community Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Other Current OR
Friends of the Children – Portland Research Questions: How are Friends of the Children (FOTC) youth doing in terms of service delivery, program milestones, and long-term outcomes? Are FOTC services related to more positive progress in program milestone areas (social/emotional development, making...
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Juliette R. Mackin Kate Kissick Youth Development Current OR
The Lucas County Pathways to Success Initiative Purpose: NPC Research is providing comprehensive evaluation support for The Lucas County Pathways to Success Initiative (Ohio). The initiative fosters strategic coordination and communication between Lucas County Children Services, Toledo Public Schools, Lucas...
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Shannon M. Carey Anna M. Malsch Jennifer A. Aborn Juvenile Justice, Youth Development Complete OH
California Parolee Reentry Court Evaluation Research Purpose: In 2009, the California Legislature allocated $10 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Justice Assistance Grant monies for a statewide pilot project that established or enhanced parolee reentry courts...
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Shannon M. Carey Charlene E. Zil Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA
Clark County (Washington state) Family Drug Treatment Court: Children Affected by Methamphetamine Enhancement Purpose: The target population for this enhancement is children ages 0-17 affected by methamphetamine in families participating in family treatment drug court. The primary goal of this grant is to provide evidence-based services...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Mark S. Waller Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete WA
Testing the Effectiveness of Healthy Families America: Outcomes and Cost-Benefits of the Healthy Families Oregon Program Research Purpose: This project is a large-scale randomized study of the Healthy Families Oregon program, designed to examine the effects of HFO on substantiated maltreatment rates. In addition, the project includes detailed cost-benefit analysis of...
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Beth L. Green Jerod M. Tarte Mark S. Waller Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Warm Springs Strategic Planning Research Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs received a planning grant to increase the Tribal justice system’s coordination, efficiencies, effectiveness, and ultimately improve community wellness and safety. NPC Research was selected...
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Juliette R. Mackin Community Health, Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts Complete OR, TR
Up2UsNow Child Abuse Prevention Coalition Project Description: NPC evaluated the Up2UsNow Child Abuse Prevention Coalition. The coalition comprises more than 30 community partner agencies and organizations and has the intent to prevent child abuse and neglect throughout Douglas...
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Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention Complete OR
Process, Outcome and Cost Evaluation of the Bexar County (San Antonio, Texas) Drug Court Project Description: The Bexar County Drug Court (BCDC) was awarded a 3-year SAMHSA grant that began in late 2009. This grant included funds for evaluation. In mid-2011, the BCDC contracted with NPC to...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete TX
San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court Purpose: In late 2011, NPC Research was contracted by the San Joaquin County Court to conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the SJDMC. For the evaluation of the SJDMC, the court was...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Theresa Herrera Allen Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA
Evaluation of The Oregon Community Foundation’s Regional Action Initiative Research Question(s) or Purpose: The purpose of the project is to evaluate OCF’s Regional Action Initiative (RAI), which is a new model for transferring grant decision-making power to eight Leadership Councils across Oregon....
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Juliette R. Mackin Theresa Herrera Allen Community Health Complete OR
Irvine New Leadership Network Purpose: Critical social issues such as crime, unemployment, literacy, and obesity, are interdisciplinary at their roots and require a cross-sector response. The James Irvine Foundation began the Irvine New Leadership Network (NLN)...
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Kelly L. Jarvis Community Health, Other Complete CA
Measure 57 (OR) Statewide Drug Court Evaluation Project Description: NPC conducted the statewide evaluation of Oregon’s Measure 57 drug court program. Measure 57 specifies the conditions under which persons convicted of drug and property crimes receive increased terms of imprisonment. Judges set...
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Juliette R. Mackin Shannon M. Carey Adrian J. Johnson Kelly L. Jarvis Mark S. Waller Kate Kissick Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Personal Responsibility and Education Prevention Project Research Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Personal Responsibility and Education Prevention (GR TPREP) Project is funded by a grant from the Administration for Children, Youth and Families - Family and...
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Tamara Perkins Anna M. Malsch Timothy Ho Community Health Current OR, TR
Evaluation of the Charles County Family Recovery Program Purpose: The Charles County Family Recovery Court (FRC), located in La Plata, Maryland, is a family treatment court (or family dependency treatment court) that provides intensive judicial oversight for substance-abusing parents involved...
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Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MD
Process, Outcome and Cost Evaluation of the Noble County (Indiana) Drug Court Project Description: The Noble County Drug Court (NCDC) was awarded a 3-year SAMHSA grant that began in late 2010. This grant included funds for evaluation. In mid-2011, the NCDC contracted with NPC to...
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Shannon M. Carey Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete IN
Public Schools Drug Use Survey Evaluation Students in 6th, 8th, and 11th grade were surveyed to interpret correlations between risk and protective factors and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. The survey employs the Risk and Protective Factor...
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Shannon M. Carey Michael W. Finigan Community Health, Substance Abuse Prevention Complete OR
Statewide Evaluation of Colorado’s Drug Courts and DWI Courts Purpose: The State of Colorado Judicial Department contracted with NPC to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of Colorado’s adult drug court and DWI court programs, and to that end adopted an evaluation methodology model...
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Shannon M. Carey Jennifer A. Aborn Anna M. Malsch Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CO
Georgia Accountability Courts: Best Practices Purpose: In the statewide administration of the Accountability Courts program, the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia (AOC) identified the need for professional services to assess the current level of adherence to...
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Shannon M. Carey Adrian J. Johnson Juliette R. Mackin Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete GA
Minnesota Statewide DWI Court Evaluation Project Description: NPC provided the State of Minnesota with professional and technical services to develop a comprehensive approach to evaluate Minnesota DWI Courts, then conduct the evaluation, and submit a comprehensive report that...
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Shannon M. Carey Adrian J. Johnson Charlene E. Zil Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MN
The Confederated Warm Springs Indian Reservation Elder Abuse Prevention Project Research Purpose: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation Elder Abuse Prevention Project was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Programming includes direct service, staff training, as well as community education...
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Tamara Perkins Community Health Complete OR, TR
Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention Evaluation – Phase II The Juvenile Crime Prevention Initiative is a statewide effort to prevent juvenile crime by targeting best practice services to high-risk youth, ages 8 to 18. The JCP evaluation answered several key questions...
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Juliette R. Mackin Jerod M. Tarte Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Complete OR
Evaluation of Family Building Blocks in Salem, Oregon Purpose: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the relief nursery services provided by Family Building Blocks (FBB). The goal of the evaluation is to examine what happens when families leave Family Building Blocks....
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Beth L. Green Theresa Herrera Allen Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Retrospective Collection of Child Protective Service Reports Among National Head Start Research and Evaluation Project Purpose: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, funds a large-scale (17 site) randomized controlled trial of Early Head Start. Children and families have been tracked through...
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Beth L. Green Jerod M. Tarte Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete US
Testing the Cost Savings of the New York Judicial Diversion Program Project Description: NPC Research and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) analyzed the costs and savings of 10 Judicial Diversion drug court programs located throughout the state of New York (two New York...
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Michael W. Finigan Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete NY
Life Is Sacred Native Youth Suicide Prevention Project Research Purpose: The Life Is Sacred Native Youth Suicide Prevention Project is a Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act grant project of the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest. The project involves direct service,...
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Juliette R. Mackin Tamara Perkins Community Health Complete OR, TR
Multnomah County Youth Risk Behavior Survey Purpose: The purpose of this project was to administer a specialized, limited version of the CDC's national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, part of Multnomah County’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work project. Multnomah County...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Community Health Complete OR
New Mexico DWI Court Evaluation Project Description: NPC is performing a process evaluation in three New Mexico DWI courts for the purpose of investigating and recommending innovative best practices and evidenced based practices that should be incorporated in...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Current NM
Ohio Family Dependency Treatment Court Evaluation Purpose: This evaluation involved the study of the key components of family dependency treatment court dockets in Ohio and their impact on families involved with the child protection system. The study investigated the...
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Chad Rodi Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Jennifer A. Aborn Adrian J. Johnson Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OH
Participatory Evaluation of the Tobacco Prevention and Education Project (TPEP) Community Programs – Phase 3 Purpose: The purpose of this project was to provide participatory based evaluation services to Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Project (TPEP) Community Programs. The project involved creating an evaluation design, including identifying relevant...
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Juliette R. Mackin Anna M. Malsch Kate Kissick Community Health Complete OR
Civil Right to Counsel, Phase II Research Purpose: This project was a follow-up to our original Civil Right to Counsel project that designed a comprehensive random assignment study to look at the impact of providing legal counsel to indigent...
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Michael W. Finigan Juliette R. Mackin Mark S. Waller Theresa Herrera Allen Other Complete PA, WA
Reading for Healthy Families Purpose: The RFHF program, led by the Oregon Commission on Children and Families and the Oregon State Library, is designed to improve early literacy outcomes for high-risk children. Healthy Start home visitors and...
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Beth L. Green Jerod M. Tarte Jennifer A. Aborn Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Literacy Complete OR
Evaluation of the Portland Metro Council of Camp Fire’s School-Based Program Purpose: The purpose of the project was to build an evaluation system to help Camp Fire assess change associated with School-Based Program (SBP) involvement across a variety of youth development outcomes: (1) respect...
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Tamara Perkins Theresa Herrera Allen Kate Kissick Youth Development Complete OR
Evaluation Technical Assistance for the Portland Children’s Levy Mentoring Grantees Purpose: NPC Research provided evaluation training and technical assistance to the 10 mentoring grantees funded by the Portland Children’s Levy. The Portland Children’s Levy, a voter-approved initiative, provides funding to nonprofit organizations programs...
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Juliette R. Mackin Kate Kissick Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Youth Development Complete OR
Oregon State Incentive Grant Enhancement for Early Childhood Prevention The project work met the two primary goals identified by CSAP: (1) To enhance state prevention data infrastructure capacity; and (2) To address gaps in prevention and early intervention programs and services...
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Juliette R. Mackin Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Summer Reading Research Purpose: Summer Reading is a Multnomah County Library program sponsored by The Library Foundation that entices children to read when school is not in session and encourages them to become lifelong library...
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Juliette R. Mackin Jerod M. Tarte Literacy Complete OR
Relief Nursery Return on Investment Study Purpose & Research Question: The mission of Oregon Relief Nurseries is “to prevent abuse and neglect in children birth through 3 by partnering with caregivers committed to strengthening their families.” To do this,...
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Beth L. Green Theresa Herrera Allen Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Marion County Re-Entry Evaluation Research Purpose: NPC Research conducted an evaluation of the Marion County (Oregon) Re-Entry Initiative, a re-entry project administered through the County Sheriff’s Department that coordinates services for offenders re-entering the community from prison. Project...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Criminal Justice Complete OR
10 Key Components Best Practices Study Research Purpose: NPC Research analyzed data from multiple drug court studies in order to determine how adult drug courts were implementing the 10 Key Components of Drug Court; what practices and procedures that...
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Shannon M. Carey Juliette R. Mackin Theresa Herrera Allen Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete US
10 Key Components of Drug Court Technical Assistance to SAMHSA Adult Drug Court Grantees Project Purpose: This project involved technical assistance to 22 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded adult drug courts. Through a subcontract from JBS International, NPC conducted technical assistance with a focus on...
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Shannon M. Carey Michael W. Finigan Juliette R. Mackin Jennifer A. Aborn Theresa Herrera Allen Kate Kissick Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete US
Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative – Oregon Tribal Projects Evaluation Project: As part of the federal Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, several Oregon tribes have received funds to promote methamphetamine and suicide prevention and treatment. NPC...
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Tamara Perkins Community Health, Substance Abuse Prevention Complete OR, TR
Civil Right to Counsel Research Design Research Purpose & Question: NPC Research prepared a research design to study the effects of providing legal counsel in civil housing cases. NPC created a study designed to answer the following question: What...
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Theresa Herrera Allen Michael W. Finigan Other Complete PA, WA
Qualitative Evaluation of the ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) Program Purpose: The qualitative evaluation of ASPIRE sought to identify features of successful ASPIRE programs in terms of program implementation and student involvement, and how these differed according to attributes of the program context...
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Theresa Herrera Allen Youth Development Complete OR
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Follow-Up Study Research Purpose: The purpose of this project is to document the treatment outcomes for individuals participating in publicly funded substance abuse treatment services. The study involves tracking and interviewing participants for up to...
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Tamara Perkins Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Maryland Statewide Drug Court Evaluation Research Questions: This project provided feedback on program effectiveness for drug courts in Maryland, including adult drug treatment courts, juvenile drug treatment courts, family recovery programs, and DUI courts. The research questions were:...
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Juliette R. Mackin Michael W. Finigan Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Theresa Herrera Allen Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MD
Oregon Byrne Drug Court Evaluation Purpose: The State of Oregon Criminal Justice Service contracted with NPC Research to conduct the third year of the Byrne/CJC Methamphetamine Drug Court Grant Evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation was to examine...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Preliminary Evaluation on the Use of Vivitrol in Drug Court Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of Vivitrol (injection Naltrexone) in seven DUI court settings in Michigan and Missouri. Project Design: This project involved a mixed-methods design using: (1)...
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Tamara Perkins Michael W. Finigan Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MO
Every Family Reads Research Purpose: Every Family Reads is a Multnomah County Library program funded by The Library Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Key Bank, and Comcast. Library staff created Every Family Reads to motivate families to...
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Juliette R. Mackin Jerod M. Tarte Literacy Complete OR
Mt. Hood Community College Head Start Purpose: To conduct a survey of 300 Head Start parents about their preferences for service delivery options. Project Design: This project involves conducting 300 telephone interviews with English and Spanish speaking parents. Funding...
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Beth L. Green Kate Kissick Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
New Parent Packages Purpose: This program provides first time parents in Multnomah County with a package containing information on child development, the local library, and coupons that the family can redeem for up to four children’s...
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Juliette R. Mackin Jerod M. Tarte Kate Kissick Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
De la Mano Frente al Cancer (Hand in Hand Confronting Cancer) Program Evaluation Purpose: There were several goals to this evaluation: Collaborate with program staff to find effective ways to gather, store and report on information about activities and services provided for internal monitoring and external...
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Tamara Perkins Community Health Complete OR
Oregon Healthy Teens School Survey NPC Research collected drug use and risk and protective factor data from sixth, eighth, and eleventh grade public school students in Oregon for more than 10 years. Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Jennifer A. Aborn Community Health Complete OR
Tillamook County Youth Link Evaluation Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation was to examine client satisfaction with Tillamook County Youth Link Services, and to explore the level of change in collaboration among service providers. Project Design: A parent...
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Juliette R. Mackin Theresa Herrera Allen Community Health Complete OR
Training and Research on Strength-Based Practices in Juvenile Justice Facilities in Alaska Research Question: Does training in and implementation of strength-based practices affect the social climate of juvenile justice facilities based on staff and resident surveys and critical incident reports? Project Design: This project involved...
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Juliette R. Mackin Juvenile Justice, Youth Development Complete AK
Washington County Community Corrections Substance-Free Transitional Housing Evaluation Research Purpose & Questions: NPC Research conducted a 3½-year study to evaluate the impact of Washington County Community Corrections’ drug-free transitional housing services, with a particular interest in examining the effects of Oxford...
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Michael W. Finigan Theresa Herrera Allen Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Prevention Complete OR
A Cost Benefit Evaluation of California Drug Courts Considering its large population and rapidly changing demographics, California is an ideal testing ground for collaborative justice models, such as drug courts. While outcome data existed for a limited number of drug...
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Michael W. Finigan Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA
A Cost Benefit Study of Drug Courts and State Mandated Drug Treatment There has been a trend toward changing criminal justice policy to provide treatment as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent drug offenders. Two main models have emerged that are aimed at effecting...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA
A Cost Evaluation of Rutland County Adult Drug Court The Vermont Supreme Court Office of the Court contracted with NPC Research to conduct an outcome evaluation and cost-benefit evaluation of the Rutland County Drug Court program. The drug court participants were...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete VT
Family Treatment Drug Court Evaluation The evaluation examined the effectiveness of family drug treatment courts in four court settings. The study employed a multi-method, quasi-experimental research design to document whether family treatment drug courts are more effective...
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Michael W. Finigan Beth L. Green Jennifer A. Aborn Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA, NV, NY
Methamphetamine Users in Missouri Drug Courts: Program Elements Associated with Success Research Question: What participant characteristics, drug court program elements, or combination thereof, are particularly important in predicting graduation rates for drug court participants whose drug of choice is methamphetamine? Project Design: This statewide study of Missouri’s...
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Shannon M. Carey Tamara Perkins Jennifer A. Aborn Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MO
Michigan Adult Drug Treatment Court Outcome and Cost Evaluation NPC Research conducted an outcome/impact evaluation and cost-benefit evaluation of two Michigan Adult Drug Treatment Courts. The outcome/impact evaluation utilized both key stakeholder interviews and administrative data to determine whether the programs...
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Michael W. Finigan Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MI
Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention Evaluation – Phase I The JCP Phase 1 evaluation was a bridge contract between a prior evaluation team and a new model. The purpose of this contract was to assess the evaluation needs of the initiative...
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Juliette R. Mackin Jerod M. Tarte Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Complete OR
Lane County Child Care Enhancement Program Evaluation Purpose: Lane County’s Child Care Enhancement Program is designed to promote child care affordability and quality in family and center-based child care settings. The program, the first pilot project funded through the Oregon...
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Beth L. Green Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Portland Relief Nursery Research Project Purpose and Research Questions: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the services provided by the Children’s Relief Nursery (CRN). The evaluation addressed five research questions: 1. How do we know the...
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Beth L. Green Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Oregon Tobacco Prevention & Education Program (TPEP) – Phase 2 Purpose: The purpose of the second phase of the TPEP project was to build evaluation capacity in five specific population Tobacco Prevention and Education Networks (TPENs) in Oregon (African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino,...
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Community Health Complete OR
California Dependency Court Stakeholder Focus Group Study NPC Research conducted focus groups with caseworkers, foster care providers, and parents involved with juvenile dependency court.  Focus groups gathered information about participants' experiences with juvenile dependency court and recommendations for improvements in...
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Beth L. Green Jennifer A. Aborn Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts Complete CA
A Detailed Cost Analysis in a Mature Drug Court Setting Few comprehensive studies of the long-term costs and benefits of drug courts had been conducted. Part of the reason pertained to the serious difficulties in assessing both the costs and cost offsets...
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Michael W. Finigan Shannon M. Carey Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
The Effect of the Adoption & Safe Families Act on Families with Substance Abuse Issues The purpose of the research was to explore (1) the impact of the Adoption & Safe Families Act on families with substance abuse issues who are involved with the child welfare system,...
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Beth L. Green Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete US
Harford County Family Recovery Court Evaluation Research Questions: Is the program successful in reaching its program goals? Specifically, what are the treatment and child welfare outcomes for families served through the program? What are the cost-benefits of drug court...
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Jennifer A. Aborn Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MD
Indiana Drug Court Evaluation NPC performed process evaluations in three juvenile courts, as well as impact and cost-benefit analyses in five adult drug courts in Indiana. The study examined the efficacy and success of the selected...
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Michael W. Finigan Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete IN
Lincoln County Family Drug Court Evaluation Purpose: NPC assisted the Lincoln County Family Drug Court in monitoring and documenting the implementation of their new drug court program. Lincoln County received funding from the Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Services...
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Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Minnesota Drug Court Funding and Services Provision Analysis NPC conducted an analysis of the funding and service provision structures of Minnesota’s adult drug and D.W.I. courts. The project included five objectives: Identify service and funding structures; Identify obstacles to optimal...
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Michael W. Finigan Jennifer A. Aborn Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MN
Outcome Evaluations of Three Michigan DUI Courts The State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) of the Michigan Supreme Court contracted with NPC Research to perform the analyses and interpret the results for an outcome evaluation performed by SCAO of three...
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Shannon M. Carey Kate Kissick Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MI
Child Care Community Fund Evaluation Purpose: Multnomah County’s Child Care Community Fund Project is designed to promote child care affordability and quality in family and center-based child care settings. The program, the second pilot project funded through the...
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Beth L. Green Jerod M. Tarte Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Oregon Relief Nurseries Evaluation Purpose: The mission of Oregon Relief Nurseries is to “prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention focusing on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families.” The...
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Beth L. Green Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Public Private Ventures Impact Study of Friends of the Children, Portland The Friends of the Children program serves high-risk youth recruited in the first grade by providing paid mentors who work with the children through high school. NPC subcontracted with PPV, which had...
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Juliette R. Mackin Jennifer A. Aborn Youth Development Complete OR
Washington County Juvenile SAP Database Development and Consultation Project Purpose: NPC provided database development and support to the drug court and substance abuse unit within the Washington County Juvenile Department. Funding Source: Washington County Juvenile Department Start Date: September 1, 2006 Project Staff Principal...
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Juliette R. Mackin Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
A Cost Evaluation of Two Michigan Drug Courts The State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court contracted with NPC Research to conduct an outcome evaluation and cost-benefit evaluation of the two drug court programs in the 6th Circuit...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Kate Kissick Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MI
Washington County Adult Drug Court Evaluation Purpose: NPC assisted Washington County with an evaluation of an expansion of its adult drug court program. The drug court more than doubled its capacity in the year of the evaluation year. As...
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Theresa Herrera Allen Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Washington County Juvenile Department Repeat Offender Prevention Program (ROPP) Evaluation Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the extent to which the program was meeting the stated goals of reduced youth risk for further offending, increased youth and parent satisfaction, and...
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Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Juvenile Justice Complete OR
Oregon Tobacco Prevention & Education Program (TPEP) NPC facilitated a community-based participatory evaluation planning process with Tobacco Prevention and Education Networks (TPENs) for five specific populations in Oregon: African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning, and Urban Indian. The evaluation...
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Beth L. Green Community Health, Substance Abuse Prevention Complete OR
Baltimore City Drug Court Employment Enhancement Projects – Adult Program Research Questions: NPC conducted process, cost and outcome evaluations for an employment enhancement component of the Baltimore City adult drug court program. Research Questions were: Are there differences in the characteristics of drug...
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Juliette R. Mackin Tamara Perkins Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete MD
Strength-Based Restorative Justice Assessment Tools for Youth: Addressing a Critical Gap in the Juvenile Justice System The objectives of the validation study were 1) to evaluate the psychometric properties of the strengths assessment tool developed as part of this project, including its factor structure, internal consistency (reliability), item...
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Juliette R. Mackin Juvenile Justice, Youth Development Complete OR
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Oregon Drug Courts Cost Evaluation Research Questions: NPC Research in partnership with Oregon’s Criminal Justice Commission and the Oregon Judicial Department performed a detailed statewide cost evaluation that included analyses of agency-specific cost-benefits and the cost-benefits of specific drug...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Jennifer A. Aborn Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Clackamas County Drug Court Evaluation NPC Research conducted a process evaluation of Clackamas County's Juvenile and Adult Drug Courts using the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts as a framework. The process evaluation included site visits, focus...
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Shannon M. Carey Michael W. Finigan Jerod M. Tarte Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Family Circle Program Evaluation Purpose: NPC provided evaluation services for the Family Circle program — a treatment enhancement program providing wrap-around services to primarily Native American and Alaska Native families in the Portland-Metro area who are in...
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Tamara Perkins Theresa Herrera Allen Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR, TR
Marion and Malheur Counties Drug Courts Evaluation NPC Research conducted a process evaluation of Marion and Malheur counties' Adult Drug Courts using the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts as a framework. The process evaluation included site visits, focus...
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Shannon M. Carey Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Safe and Drug Free Schools The purpose of this study was to improve measurement tools available to assess risk and protective factors, ATOD use, violence, and juvenile justice involvement. In particular, the Hawkins & Catalano Communities that...
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Beth L. Green Shannon M. Carey Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete US
Juvenile Risk Screening and Assessment Instrument Development OJDDA developed and implemented a statewide set of instruments for use with juvenile offenders and youths at risk of juvenile justice involvement. The project included the development and implementation of a risk...
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Shannon M. Carey Juliette R. Mackin Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
California Self-Help Center Pilot Evaluation This evaluation examined the effectiveness of five different self-help center models aimed at providing legal information, assistance, and referrals to self-represented civil litigants. The evaluation investigated the extent to which the pilot...
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Michael W. Finigan Other Complete CA
Guam Adult Drug Court Evaluation In 1998 Guam began planning a drug court and was awarded a program-planning grant from the Drug Court Program’s Office (DCPO). The planning grant allowed key participants to attend trainings and to...
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Shannon M. Carey Mark S. Waller Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete guam
Homestead Youth & Family Services – Phase 2 Homestead Youth & Family Services in Pendleton, Oregon, operates the Marigold Program, a Functional Family Therapy program for at-risk teens and their families. NPC was responsible for implementation assessment and monitoring activities,...
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Jennifer A. Aborn Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Juvenile Justice Complete OR
Safe Passages; Pathways to Change The Pathways to Change strategy of Safe Passages incorporates several components of best practice programs for reducing juvenile delinquency. By providing intensive, individualized, multi-systemic, and community-based services, this strategy is aligned with...
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Juliette R. Mackin Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Complete CA
An Evaluation of Oregon’s Child Care Quality Improvement Project Oregon’s Child Care Quality Improvement (CCQI) project took a workforce development approach to improving quality and availability of child care. The project focused on several strategies, including wage enhancements, trainings and professional...
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Beth L. Green Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Transforming Transitions to Kindergarten Purpose: This project designed, implemented, and evaluated a multi-pronged intervention to  support children to have the social and emotional skills they need to make the difficult shift from preschool to kindergarten. The primary...
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Beth L. Green Anna M. Malsch Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR, WA
Children’s Justice Act Evaluation The purpose of the grant awarded to Clackamas County Circuit Court was to have an external consultant gather documentation to determine why cases that go beyond the 60-day statute (ORS 419B.305) are...
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Shannon M. Carey Jerod M. Tarte Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Criminal Justice Complete OR
Baltimore City Drug Court Employment Enhancement Projects – Juvenile Program NPC provided evaluation services for two Baltimore City drug court program enhancement programs, one for juveniles and the other for adults. These two employment augmentation programs are designed to directly impact three...
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Juliette R. Mackin Tamara Perkins Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Youth Development Complete MD
Chrysalis Youth Suicide Prevention Portland Public Schools aimed to demonstrate a multifaceted, evidence-based, and collaborative suicide prevention model targeted to adolescents in grades 9-11 with a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Each year the...
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Juliette R. Mackin Community Health Complete OR
Drug Courts and Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health Care This longitudinal outcomes research study described substance abuse treatment services for drug court participants and comparison group offenders in Oregon (which has one of the country’s oldest drug court programs). This project...
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Shannon M. Carey Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Homestead Youth & Family Services, Byrne Grant Evaluation Homestead Youth & Family Services implemented a new program to offer early, in-home intervention for at-risk girls utilizing the Functional Family Therapy model. The evaluation involved both a process component and outcome...
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Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Juvenile Justice Complete OR
Lane County Success By 6® Initiative, Phase I Evaluation “The Success By 6 ® purpose is to unite neighborhoods, community leaders, parents, and educators in order to create a climate of success for children age zero to five.” It is a...
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Juliette R. Mackin Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Youth Intervention Network The goals of the Youth Intervention Network (YIN) were to (1) increase the number of juvenile offenders in Lane County who receive substance abuse treatment by providing centralized screening and assessment to...
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Juliette R. Mackin Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Early Words Literacy Training and Granting Initiative Early Words is designed to enhance children’s early language and literacy development through providing training and mentoring to child care providers serving young children (ages 0–5 years). The proposed evaluation used a...
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Beth L. Green Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Literacy Complete OR
An Evaluation Plan for the Oregon Natural Resources Council NPC Research designed an evaluation plan that Oregon Natural Resources Council (ONRC) could initiate internally and periodically. NPC examined the organization’s existing data collection efforts and facilitated the development of an outcome-based,...
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Juliette R. Mackin Other Complete OR
Juvenile Breaking the Cycle The goal of the project was to effect major changes in the lives of juvenile offenders in Lane County. JBTC identified high-risk juveniles with substance abuse problems immediately at intake into the...
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Juliette R. Mackin Michael W. Finigan Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Pacific Northwest Prevention Coalition Evaluation The purpose of the evaluation was to understand how the program’s focus on mentoring as a mechanism for coalition development could be used to enhance the functioning of local ATOD coalitions. In...
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Beth L. Green Michael W. Finigan Substance Abuse Prevention Complete OR
State Incentive Cooperative Agreement The SICA project was a systems-level intervention designed to facilitate coordination and collaboration of science-based prevention programs throughout Oregon. SICA dollars funded prevention coordinators in each county and tribal entity. The evaluation...
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Beth L. Green Substance Abuse Prevention Complete OR
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Risk Assessment Enhancement Project This project was a continuation of the Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention Risk Screen/Assessment project. After conducting reliability and validity testing of the OJCP risk tool, NPC was contracted to suggest revisions to...
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Juliette R. Mackin Juvenile Justice Complete OR
Early Head Start (Portland) The purpose of this study was to conduct a process and outcome study of the Early Head Start Program. Students from Portland State University’s Community Psychology class participated as data collectors for...
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Beth L. Green Jerod M. Tarte Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete OR
Santa Clara Proposition 36/SACPA Evaluation California’s Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA), mandated drug treatment and supervision in lieu of incarceration for nonviolent drug offenders. The Santa Clara County Executive Office contracted with...
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Shannon M. Carey Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete CA
Douglas County Drug Court Evaluation The Douglas County Drug Court, which started in 1996, works with adult offenders. The NPC process evaluation involved qualitative key stakeholder interviews of 23 individuals involved in the development, implementation, and/or operation...
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Shannon M. Carey Juliette R. Mackin Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Diffusion Evaluation and Integrated Data Systems Project The purpose of the project was to learn more about how different communities address solving adolescent substance abuse, youth violence, and school dropout and delinquency. A prevention science approach, based on risk...
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Beth L. Green Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
An Evaluation of the Caring Communities Initiative of the Leaders Roundtable The Caring Community evaluation focused on understanding the development and outcomes of eight community-based teams designed to improve systems integration and community cohesion. The evaluation focused on understanding organizational effectiveness of the...
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Beth L. Green Community Health Complete OR
Criminal Justice Diversion Program Individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse were diverted prior to arrest and treated at the Crisis Triage Center, which worked closely with community-based organizations in developing a plan for individuals...
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Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Multnomah County Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence The purpose of this study was to assist the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council Domestic Violence Working Group in evaluating the criminal justice system response to Bureau of Emergency Communications (911) calls,...
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Criminal Justice Complete OR
HIV Needs Assessment The study was conducted to understand the status of advanced stage care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Portland EMA — and determine unmet needs and barriers to meeting those...
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Community Health Complete OR
An Outcome Program Evaluation of the Multnomah County STOP Drug Diversion NPC was hired to evaluate the STOP program, which was implemented in 1991 to reduce the increasing backlog of drug cases in Multnomah County and to encourage treatment for those charged with...
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Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR
Early Head Start (Pittsburgh) Longitudinal Research Project Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of home visiting services to families with young children. The research focused on understanding how the EHS program influences families’ relationships and...
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Beth L. Green Early Childhood and Family Well-Being Complete PA
Societal Outcomes & Cost Savings of Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Oregon The NPC study was designed to overcome some of the methodological limitations of past studies of the benefits and costs of drug and/or alcohol treatment. The research design was created with a...
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Michael W. Finigan Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment Complete OR