In this testimony before the California State Senate, Rajeev Ramchand discusses effective strategies for preventing suicide, the tenth leading cause of death in the state.
Experts find that identifying whether a suicide prevention program is effective is challenging, because suicide is such a rare event. While these programs may show immediate reductions in suicide attempts, long-term effects are uncertain.
Testimony presented before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health on December 2, 2011.
U.S. military officials should improve efforts to identify those at risk and improve both the quality and access to behavioral health treatment in response to a sharp rise in suicide among members of the nation's armed forces.
An initiative that successfully reduced gun violence in Boston was adapted for a section of East Los Angeles with prevalent gang activity. Though not implemented as planned, the intervention helped reduce violent and gang crime in the targeted districts, both during and immediately after implementation.
The only scenario where marijuana legalization in California could substantially reduce the revenue of the drug trafficking organizations is if high-potency, California-produced marijuana is smuggled to other U.S. states at prices that are lower than those of current Mexican supplies.
In 2006, more than 6 million individuals were victimized by violent crimes. The extent of violence and its impact highlight a critical need to develop and implement effective programs to reduce violence and victimization, and to conduct critical evaluations to inform other violence-reduction programs.
This report examines the work of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in tackling violence. It highlights promising practices and discusses some of the barriers faced by local practitioners working to reduce violent crime.
The first national estimate of the economic cost of methamphetamine considers burdens of addiction, early death, drug treatment, lost productivity, crime and criminal justice, health care, production and environmental hazards, and child endangerment.
Focuses on the potential for interventions at three stages in the offending process: risk assessment, rehabilitation and management of violent offenders. It is aimed at those interested in understanding and intervening to reduce violent crime.
The U.K. National Audit Office (NAO) commissioned RAND Europe to conduct this review to identify and synthesize international research about the effectiveness of community orders in reducing re-offending.
Formal memorandums of understanding between military installations and neighboring communities to address domestic violence can be challenging but important to establish.
Two case studies about collaborative relationships between military installations and neighboring communities offer preliminary information about strategies for forming and strengthening these relationships.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency Plan (LTFSS) is given baseline trends for five indicators — low birth weight births, domestic violence arrests, annual income under poverty level, personal behaviors ...
Summarizes a larger report that describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years.
This report describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years.
The child protective services (CPS) system in the United States is severely overburdened, and therefore CPS agencies cannot respond as they might like to many reports. This Note proposes three changes that could improve system functioning ...
The goal of this investigation was to examine whether reporting decisions could be described by a coherent process that was consistent across incidents of suspected abuse.
Coordination of schools and child protective services (CPS) agencies on child abuse reporting is required by law because school staff are mandated to report suspected maltreatment to CPS agencies.
Presents data about reporting behavior drawn from a mail survey of mandated reporters and data on child protective agency responses collected in selected child protective agencies.