Be Safe Battle Creek – Evaluation

A photo of downtown Battle Creek, MI. 2008
Project Manager

MI-YVPC will lead data collection and provide data analysis services for implementation process evaluation studies of the Be Safe Battle Creek Partnership project. Throughout the project period, we will conduct an implementation evaluation to monitor the inputs, processes and activities associated with the intervention work. The implementation evaluation will include several elements which will provide a comprehensive picture of the changes taking place in the intervention areas and the process of carrying out those changes. The implementation evaluation will provide ongoing information that will allow the project staff and steering committee to evaluate our work, adapt procedures as indicated, and understand more deeply the results of our statistical analysis.

Be Safe Battle Creek (BSBC) Program

The long-term goal of the BSBC Partnership is to significantly improve communication and connectedness between law enforcement, community-based organizations and citizens to collectively identify and influence the underlying conditions that foster violent crime through place-based strategies that ultimately result in a reduction in crime, safer neighborhoods and advancement of broader community development goals. The strategies, outputs, and measurable outcomes that will contribute to accomplishment of the goals are outlined in the logic model included with the implementation plan but are summarized below:

  • Cultivate the development and ongoing implementation of a cross-sector partnership with significant resident engagement and investment.
  • Support ongoing community engagement and leadership-building support that ensures the community is engaged and residents are full partners in support of change implementation.
  • Use data-driven problem solving to clearly understand and define the crime issues, understand the drivers of crime including socio-economic influences, identify evidence-based strategies to address the crime issues, and implement place-based strategies to support the reduction in crime.
  • Identify and maximize available resources and serve as catalyst for sustained, collective efficacy and change.