The Arnold Ventures (AV) Reducing Violence portfolio aims to reduce community violence, support a safe future for all community members, and minimize the fear that comes from living in communities without effective responses to violence.
In this RFP, the foundation is prioritizing funding research to address immediate crises of violence. Arnold Ventures will fund research on the following priority interventions:
- Street outreach/violence interruption
- Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs)
- Therapeutic supports to families (e.g., functional family therapy)
- Youth cognitive behavioral therapy and summer employment
- Focused deterrence
- Improving the physical environment
The foundation is primarily interested in rigorous outcome evaluations that focus on the core question of whether the selected intervention works to reduce violence and build community safety. It will support experimental and non-experimental approaches that facilitate estimates of causal effects. The foundation is also interested in understanding the mechanisms associated with changes and welcomes mixed-method and multilevel data collection strategies. Cost-benefit analyses are also recommended where feasible.
Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.