The randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies the YAP model in its “purest” form by imposing minimal restrictions on who YAP serves, overall program length, and the types of service referrals that are provided. YAP directors and advocates have emphasized that the key feature of the YAP model is the ability of YAP staff to continually modify program delivery for each participant based on their assessed needs and goals. Our impact evaluation seeks to assess the impact of YAP on participants’ school engagement and violence involvement.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Community-based Program to Increase Fatherhood Engagement
Pre-analysis plan of the Dovetail Project.
Preventing Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Youth Guidance’s Becoming A Man Program
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Youth Summer Employment Report
An analysis of the effectiveness of youth summer employment with a reduction in youth involvement in violent crime.
Bolstering Belonging in BAM and Beyond: Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man Program Components, Experiential Processes, and Mechanisms
To complement the RCT, we use program engagement and qualitative data to develop a comprehensive understanding of the components of YAP’s services and how outcomes may be achieved through an in-depth implementation evaluation. Our qualitative study involved interviews with YAP service providers, YAP clients, and individuals in the client’s personal network; and extended observations of YAP service providers in the field.
Analysis for both the RCT and the implementation evaluation is ongoing.