The Stimulus Effect’s non-profit arm, Perpetual Development, Inc., will establish the Guide. Grow. Transform. to provide interpretation, counseling, education and training, and legal services, along with public awareness and targeted outreach programs, for immigrants, individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, individuals with disabilities or who are differently abled, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color in New York, NY. Guide. Grow. Transform. will aim to expand access to services for survivors of crime toward improving public safety, promoting justice-system equity, and ideally increasing crime reporting. Program outcomes include higher rates of service use among survivors of crime; greater satisfaction with services among survivors of crime; more supportive and responsive social-service context for focus populations; better individual and family functioning among survivors of crime (including improved social and emotional well-being, reduced incidents of child abuse and neglect, improved participation in the workforce, improved financial independence, improved interpersonal relationships, and improved occupational functioning); higher rates of reporting to law-enforcement among survivors of crime; and greater participation in the prosecution of crime among survivors. Guide. Grow. Transform.’s programs will include:
In addition, the program will be relentlessly data-driven, with surveys administered on at least a monthly basis to track satisfaction with programs and engagement, particularly toward reporting of crime and crime-prevention efforts. Observations will also be conducted at least monthly across activities to ensure behavioral, academic, and rehabilitative goals are being met. Data will be at the foundation of continuous improvement and drive informed modifications.