Co-creating a vision for safety rooted in community-centered efforts.
Collaborative Evaluation and Assessment
We evaluated local community-based organizations providing youth firearm prevention programming. The process involved hearing stories, key perspectives, and co-creating a theory of change. We also collaborated on developing assessment measures and processes.
Usually, evaluations of community programs to reduce violence focus on negative outcomes. Through deep listening and collaborative workshops, FIPRP took a different approach. Instead of indicators like arrests or injuries, we focused on services and structures that support well-being and safety. These measures will inform future state-funded evaluations of such programs.
AHSHAY will continue to amplify community-based firearm prevention efforts statewide.