Public Policy Institute
December 04, 2009
Choices began in 2006 as a program aimed at young women at risk of being incarcerated and involved with gun violence. The program is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education in partnership with Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and a number of other partners. The Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) was asked, as local PSN research partner, to assist in evaluating the impact of the Choices program. This report summarizes the results of pre- and post-program surveys that were administered between the summer of 2008 and summer 2009. CCJR researchers analyzed survey results to assess whether significant changes in knowledge or attitudes occurred following the program presentation.