Project Location: Seattle, WA; specifically, the Rainier Beach neighborhood located in Southeast Seattle
Project Timeline: July—August 2016 approx. (minimum 15 hours/week)
Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth (ABSPY) is an innovative, community-based youth violence prevention initiative to reduce youth victimization and crime in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle. An additional goal of the initiative is to improve relations between youth, the police, and the community. ABSPY engages community residents and other stakeholders in problem analysis of long-term “hot spots” (single or small groups of street blocks) for youth victimization and crime and the identification and implementation of non- arrest interventions. The City of Seattle is partnering with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) and George Mason University (GMU) to assess the impact of interventions through a two-level quasi-experimental evaluation.