Neighbourhood Violence

  • Report


    A Gap Analysis of the Los Angeles County Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act Portfolio

    This report presents findings from a gap analysis, which examined the extent to which best practices for juvenile justice systems are considered in funding decisions for Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act–funded programs in Los Angeles County.

    Jan 4, 2022

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    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) for American Indian Youth

    The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program helps students exposed to traumatic events who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. This tool is an adaptation of the CBITS program for American Indian youth.

    Dec 22, 2021

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    RAND Video Highlights of 2021

    The best RAND videos from the past year brought our research to life in new ways. From the sidewalks of Pittsburgh to preschools in the Middle East, see how people around the world are using RAND research to make their communities safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

    Dec 20, 2021

  • News Release

    News Release

    Addressing Anti-Asian Racism Requires Gathering Better Information About the AAPI Community and Its Needs

    The recent rise of anti-Asian attacks across the United States has galvanized the community to build newfound alliances and resilience, with advocates working to increase reporting of hate incidents and developing strategies to fight anti-Asian racism.

    Nov 30, 2021

  • People take part in a Stop Asian Hate rally at Times Square in New York City, April 4, 2021, photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters


    Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the Era of COVID-19

    Public anxiety and fear during the pandemic and negative rhetoric by politicians triggered the current wave of anti-Asian hate. It has galvanized the community to build newfound alliances and resilience. Advocates are working to increase reporting of hate incidents and develop strategies to fight anti-Asian racism.

    Nov 30, 2021

  • Jessica Marie Watkins (second from left) and Donovan Ray Crowl (center), both U.S. veterans who have since been indicted for their roles in the Capitol riot, in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021, photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters


    Reducing the Risk of Extremist Activity in the U.S. Military

    The majority of military personnel are not extremists. But to address their potential exposure to and involvement in extremist activities, commanders who are tasked with combating extremism could receive some support from existing programs that promote diversity and inclusion and prevent violence.

    Sep 16, 2021

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    Historic Lynchings and Present-Day Voting: What’s the Connection?

    RAND associate economist Jhacova Williams shares the motivation behind her recent study examining to what extent historic lynchings could be linked to the contemporary voting behavior of Black Americans who live in the South.

    Aug 20, 2021

  • A worker holds stickers for voters at a polling station at the Princeton Baptist Church during the U.S. presidential election, in Princeton, North Carolina, November 8, 2016, photo by Chris Keane/Reuters

    News Release

    Historic Lynchings in the U.S. South Are Linked to Lower Levels of Voter Registration Among Black People

    Black Americans who reside in counties in the South where there was a higher number of lynchings from 1882 to 1930 have lower voter registration today, a likely sign of the lasting effects of historical racial animus.

    Jul 27, 2021

  • Children take shelter under desks during an earthquake simulation in an evacuation drill in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2017, photo by Issei Kato/Reuters


    Childhood Trauma Is More Common Than You Think. This School-Based Intervention Can Help

    A program developed at RAND helps children exposed to trauma confront and subdue their stress and anxiety. The program grew out of the 1990s street violence of South Los Angeles and has since helped kids from Newtown to Fukushima. Researchers are tailoring this intervention for children in Puerto Rico whose lives were upended by hurricanes.

    Apr 23, 2019

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    Better Policing Toolkit

    The Better Policing Toolkit is a resource to help law enforcement agencies identify and implement the most effective strategies for different crime problems.

    Dec 14, 2018

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    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools

    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, or CBITS, helps students who have experienced significant trauma. The program focuses on decreasing symptoms related to trauma exposure, managing stress and anxiety, and building peer and caregiver support.

    Nov 15, 2018

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    RAND Review: November-December 2018

    This issue spotlights RAND's research on how providers can better meet the health care needs of veterans; life as a U.S. Army private; and Air Force efforts to improve leadership opportunities for women.

    Nov 6, 2018

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    Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta

    The crime and violence rates in the two most populous cities in the Mississippi Delta region are significantly higher than in their surrounding areas. How are foundations funding crime and violence reduction in these areas?

    Jun 29, 2018

  • Multimedia

    Countering Violent Extremism

    A series of brief videos introduces important elements of the RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The toolkit helps community-based CVE programs design an evaluation that is appropriate for their program type, resources, and expertise.

    Jan 10, 2018

  • Infographic


    How to make using ambulance data EASIER

    Following a report into the use of ambulance data for violence prevention, this guide advises police forces on how to make using ambulance data easier.

    Dec 15, 2017

  • Report


    Using ambulance data to inform violence prevention: A guide for police, public health and violence prevention partnerships

    The use of ambulance data for crime reduction is a form of injury surveillance. This guidance is aimed at those interested in violence reduction and who do not currently use ambulance data, or wish to extend their current use of ambulance data.

    Dec 15, 2017

  • An ambulance waits next to a police car outside the emergency department at St Thomas' Hospital in central London, Britain May 12, 2017


    Can Ambulance Data Help Police Forces Do More with Less?

    Police forces in England and Wales may not be aware of a large proportion of violent incidents taking place in their areas. Ambulance data could contribute to a more complete picture of violent crime and help police target resources more effectively.

    Oct 24, 2017

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    Using Ambulance Data for Violence Prevention: Technical Report

    This study is a 'proof of concept' evaluation of the utility of using ambulance data for violence prevention activities, in partnership with the West Midlands Police and the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

    Sep 28, 2017

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    How to Evaluate Countering Violent Extremism Programs

    The RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism can help program staff overcome common challenges to evaluating and planning improvements to their programs.

    Mar 13, 2017

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    Development of the Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism

    Countering violent extremism (CVE) requires reducing the underlying factors that give rise to radicalization and recruitment. Using evaluations of past programs, researchers created a toolkit for CVE program administrators to use to measure their effectiveness.

    Mar 13, 2017