THE DATA Center
LIFE Center Research Mission
Providing a safe space, LIFEline of support & Needs Assessments to families & youth in adverse conditions & impoverished zip codes. The LIFE Village Of Care solution provides a LIFE coach, equitable access to new or existing programs & Mental Health resources at no cost to families in promise zones! This model provides trauma informed care & Social Emotional Learning resources & opportunities to communities, organizations & agencies through its relevant & culturally competent Village Providers.
Data & Research:
We collect data from the social & emotional services provided by The Village System of Care & provide statistical analysis of the datasets. We develop statistical analysis methods & data mining tools to extract useful information from the data such as predictions, forecasts, and correlations. We measure the Social & Emotional services provided by The Village SOC and its effect on improving communities by reducing truancy, violent incidents, recidivism rates, & negative community engagement(s).
We seek to validate the Community Incubator Model & develop new assessment tools, targeted towards “Promise Zones” & communities that share similar characteristics; developing a framework & Standards for what social-emotional services should be implemented. In tangent to this analysis, we seek to direct attention to any biased disparities in the data concerning race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, etc., & develop workable solutions for dispelling the bias.
LIFE Center Research Mission
Utilize statistical analysis methods to quantify data for data-informed decision making and practical implementation of solutions. It is quantitative research for understanding relationships between data points. Data collection methods include paper questionnaire or computer-assisted interviewing system, case studies/focus group discussion, checklists, personal interviews, class observations.
Measurable Programming Goals/Outcomes
Reduce KPI’s (Violent Incidence, Negative Community Engagement, Truancy, Recidivism, Youth Arrest)
Increase KPI’s (Certified Peer Specialist, Parent Engagement & Support, Positive Community Engagement, Mental Health Support Services, Needs Assessments in Promise Zone Zip Codes)
Access to - Diversion Program Data, Early Mental Health Assessments; Monthly Community Wellness Community Engagement, Prevention programming for youth & families, Programming for dually-involved youth Reduced crime
increased Community Safety Community Healing
Equitable Community Programing Community Revitalization
Data Research Goals/Outcomes
Create replicable process & framework for Community Incubator Model
Develop data collection tools and methods, and collect data from the social and emotional services provided by L.I.F.E. Group
Develop & apply statistical analysis techniques and data mining methods to extract useful information from the datasets.