National Forum Logic Model

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National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Logic Model

Situation:

  • Youth violence is a complex social problem that requires a multifaceted response built from prevention, intervention, enforcement, and re-entry.

Priorities:

  • Maximize the use of city-wide partnerships and strategic planning to reduce violence. 
  • Increase the effectiveness of federal agencies in supporting local efforts to reduce youth violence.

Federal inputs:

  • Engagement with local anti-violence partnerships
  • Coordination among federal agencies to address specific challenges
  • Support for multi-city Forum meetings to be held in Washington, DC

Assumptions:

  • Multi-disciplinary partnerships, using data driven strategies and evidence-based programs, have demonstrated the ability to effectively reduce youth violence
  • Multiple city networks provide opportunities for peer-to-peer information-sharing that can increase the use of effective approaches

Outputs and Activities – Federal:

  • Support local partnerships and city-wide strategic plans through TA, structured peer-to-peer learning, and “match making”
  • Once plan is in place, identify existing federal and private resources to help address unmet needs
  • Identify options for modifying federal policies and practices to better support local anti-violence efforts.

Outputs and Activities – Local:

  • Assemble or enhance local partnership including full range of partners involved in violence prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry
  • Develop or enhance comprehensive, city-wide violence reduction strategy
  • Implement strategy using data-driven and evidence-based practices

Outcomes and Impact – Short Term:

  • Wider and more frequent local involvement in violence reduction partnership
  • Improved coordination among partners implementing different strategies (e.g., enforcement and intervention)
  • Increased adherence to data-driven practices

Outcomes and Impact – Medium Term:

  • Improved local capacity to access federal and private resources to complement local investments in city-wide youth violence strategy
  • Improved utility of federal resources to address local violence issues resulting from modified policies and regulations

Outcomes and Impact – Long Term:

  • Sustained city-wide “living” strategy and partnership to address youth violence
  • Reduced youth violence
  • Improved public perceptions of safety
  • Improved access to opportunities for positive youth development

External Factors:

  • Local and national events that impact youth crime trends or the capacity to prioritize response to youth violence
  • Shifting political leadership at local or federal levels
  • Structural, sociological, economic, and demographic changes that may influence root causes of violence

 

Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012