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Community Restorative Healing Project, Los Angeles, California, 2017-2018

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
  • Dierkhising, Carly
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
community participation; coping; gangs; group therapy; indigenous healing; intervention strategies; post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Abstract

    The vision of the Community Restorative (CORE) Health Project was to increase awareness and availability of trauma-informed care and indigenous healing practices in the target communities for clients and families being served by the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD). Two agencies were contracted to provide either trauma-focused mental health treatment or training on indigenous healing practices to clients, families, and the community. A total of 115 individual or group therapy sessions were provided, 23 community based workshops on trauma-informed care or indigenous healing practices were offered, and 15 professional development events were attended by over 354 GRYD intervention workers or CORE staff. Background information was collected during the initial stages of the GRYD program, and a youth's eligibility for GRYD services was determined. The Posttraumatic Screening Inventory was used to assess the presence of posttraumatic stress, exposure to a traumatic event, and whether participants should be referred for treatment. Youths were then exposed to the GRYD's Summer Night Lights program, which raised trauma awareness, taught coping strategies, and increased access to services. Then the National Compadres Network was chosen to administer three training sessions on indigenous healing practices: La Cultura Cura, El Joven Noble, and Circle Keepers. Pre-test surveys collected demographics such as age, gender, ethnicity, and religiosity, as well as their expectations heading into training. Post-test surveys assessed how much information participants received, the usefulness of information, if training rationale made sense, and whether or not participants planned to use what they had learned. After training sessions were completed, researchers conducted 10 follow up interviews with services providers and leadership from CORE.
  • Methods

    The Main File dataset contains participants' demographics including age, race, and gender. Employment and living situation was also collected. Results from the posttraumatic screening inventory were presented, along with whether or not clients should be referred for treatment. Data was also collected on participation in intervention. The La Cultura Cura dataset includes participants' evaluation of La Cultura Cura trainings. Clients were asked how useful the program was, if it made sense, and their motivation to use strategies from training. Gender, age group, and ethnic identity were also asked. The El Joven Noble dataset contains participants' evaluation of the El Joven Noble trainings. This includes program utility, changes in mindset, and likelihood of implementing program strategies. The Circle Keepers dataset contains participants' evaluation of the Circle Keepers trainings. Clients were asked how useful trainings were, their likelihood of applying changes, and if they would carry out these changes in the near future.
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main File
    • DS2: La Cultura Cura
    • DS3: El Joven Noble
    • DS4: Circle Keepers
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2017--2018
  • 2017 / 2018
  • Collection date: 2017--2018
  • 2017 / 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Youth involved in gang intervention programming and gang intervention service providers or stakeholders in Los Angeles County.
Convenience sampling
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • on-site questionnaire
  • telephone interview
Funding institution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (2016-MU-MU-K003).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37622 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-29 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-10-29

Dierkhising, Carly (2020): Community Restorative Healing Project, Los Angeles, California, 2017-2018. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.