Renew The Avenue – Evaluation

Principal InvestigatorLead Organizations
  • Kettering University - Lead organization
  • University Avenue Corridor Coalition
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
Project Dates
  • 2014-2017
  • Bureau of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice- Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Renew the Avenue is a project of the University Avenue Corridor Coalition (UACC), a cross- sector partnership of over 25 stakeholders from the University Avenue Corridor (UAC). The Michigan YVPC is leading the evaluation of the Renew the Avenue crime prevention strategy.

The goals of the Renew the Avenue project are to:

1) Reduce the incidents of crime, specifically assault, robbery, and burglary
2) Engage community residents, students, churches and businesses to participate in community life
3) Decrease blight that facilitates crime

The YVPC evaluation team will:

  • Provide crime incident data, hot spot maps, property assessments, and Speak To Your Health! Community Survey data
  • Develop logic model, work plans, and outcome evaluation plans
  • Document intervention activities
  • Provide annual analyses of crime data trends in the UAC
  • Analyze short- and long-term intervention outcomes including property conditions, neighborhood perceptions of safety, and crime

Renew the Avenue is funded by the Bureau of Justice, US Department of Justice:  Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant.

For more information about the UAC and Renew the Avenue, contact Tom Wyatt, Project Manager, Kettering University, For more information about the Michigan YVPC Renew the Avenue Evaluation, contact Laney Rupp, Research Associate, Michigan YVPC, University of Michigan  School of Public Health.

Activity Reports

CPTED Principles Story Map

This resource describes Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and highlights how a community coalition applied them to address blight, reclaim neighborhoods, and establish a model for revitalization in Flint, Michigan.

This Story Map was created in partnership with the University Avenue Corridor Coalition, whose mission is to transform the University Avenue Corridor into an attractive and crime-free community that is conducive to sustainable development.

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