Design, Sites, and Data Sources
The implementation study will use a mixed-methods approach to assess services as they are planned and implemented, important partnerships, participant characteristics and experiences, and the program’s local context. Qualitative data will be collected over multiple visits to Roca Baltimore through semistructured interviews with Roca Baltimore staff members and partners, interviews with young men participating in the program, and observations of program services. Quantitative data about the characteristics of participants and their use of program services will also be collected from Roca’s management information system.
The outcomes study will assess Roca Baltimore participants’ in-program, employment, and criminal justice outcomes. The data will come from program records and public administrative records.