CF Insights asks a very simple but important question: "What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know?" This collection features research produced and funded by community foundations, and other resources relevant to the field. Contact us at cfinsights@candid.org and visit us at cfinsights.candid.org.

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Sustaining Crime Reductions in New York City: Priorities for Preventing Youth Crime

June 19, 2015

New York City's success at driving crime down to unprecedented lows has ushered in a new era of policing: one in which more time is spent preventing crimes than reacting to them. In this report, the Crime Commission recommends that to sustain these crime reductions, the police and the growing body of responsible stakeholders should prioritize efforts that address youth victimization and exposure to violence; develop the youth workforce; enhance legitimacy; break down silos to improve coordination; and address the negative impacts that state and local policies have on youth.

Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews - Volume I - Defining the Problem: Crews and Gun Violence

May 20, 2015

The success or failure of community strategies to address the youth gun violence crisis is often attributed in part to how well the problem is understood and diagnosed. With support from The New York Community Trust, the Crime Commission has undertaken an analysis of youth gun violence and crew activity -- violent turf rivalries among less-organized, smaller and normally younger groups than traditional gangs -- in select New York City communities. Our initial findings from available data, existing research and interviews with stakeholders are presented in a series of papers titled, Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews.

Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews - Volume II - CompStat for Violence Prevention Programs: Collecting Program Specific Data to Manage Performance and Inform Policy

May 20, 2015

The success or failure of community strategies to address the youth gun violence crisis is often attributed in part to how well the problem is understood and diagnosed. With support from The New York Community Trust, the Crime Commission has undertaken an analysis of youth gun violence and crew activity -- violent turf rivalries among less-organized, smaller and normally younger groups than traditional gangs -- in select New York City communities. Our initial findings from available data, existing research and interviews with stakeholders are presented in a series of papers titled, "Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews."

Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews - Volume III - Responding to the Problem: Coordinating a Continuum of Services

May 20, 2015

The success or failure of community strategies to address the youth gun violence crisis is often attributed in part to how well the problem is understood and diagnosed. With support from The New York Community Trust, the Crime Commission has undertaken an analysis of youth gun violence and crew activity -- violent turf rivalries among less-organized, smaller and normally younger groups than traditional gangs -- in select New York City communities. Our initial findings from available data, existing research and interviews with stakeholders are presented in a series of papers titled, Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews.

Poor by Comparison: Report on Illinois Poverty

January 29, 2015

A report that examines how Illinois compares to other states on over 25 key metrics associated with poverty and hardship. In addition to addressing the state budget's structural deficit and tax policy, the report offers additional recommendations that, if implemented, would help ensure the people of Illinois can live the best lives possible and make Illinois more competitive in the process.

Home Insecurity 2012: Foreclosures and Housing in Ohio

April 3, 2012

Analyzes trends in the number of new foreclosure filings, developments in prevention efforts, and data on mortgage defaults and negative equity. Makes policy recommendations for strengthening stability among individuals, families, and communities.

Beyond Good Intentions: Using Data to Promote Economic Opportunity

February 23, 2012

Outlines the need for better data collection and analyses to help the District of Columbia track, evaluate, and improve economic development programs and make evidence-based budgetary and policy decisions. Makes recommendations for various city agencies.

Giving and Getting: Regional Distribution of Revenue and Spending in the New York State Budget, Fiscal Year 2009-10

December 20, 2011

Analyzes the distribution of revenues and expenditures in the state's fiscal 2009-10 budget to New York City, the five downstate suburbs most closely linked to the city, the capital region surrounding Albany, and the remaining forty-eight counties.

Making the Grade: A Scorecard for State Health Insurance Exchanges

October 18, 2011

Assesses states' progress in creating exchanges and grades established exchanges on policies regarding governance and structure, negotiating power and ability to drive value, consumer experience, and stability, including protection from adverse selection.

Making Mississippi Competitive: Solutions for Building Assets in Low-Wealth Communities

April 20, 2011

Offers an overview of Mississippians' asset levels, the high-cost financial services many without bank accounts use, and promising practices in supporting asset building, promoting alternatives, and enhancing consumer protections and financial education.

Prospects & Possibilities for South Dakota

March 23, 2011

Presents focus group findings about South Dakotans' views of the state and quality of life, civic engagement, and concerns including the economy, K-12 and higher education, access to and cost of quality health care, and race relations. Proposes solutions.

Foreclosure Crisis in Metro Atlanta

September 30, 2010

Summarizes the impact of the foreclosure crisis on metropolitan Atlanta by county, lists potential solutions, and profiles area nonprofits focused on addressing the crisis and community development.