Fine, Lansing & Bacon Supplement

This online-only content supplements the article "Learning Systematically from Experience through a Research-to-Practice Pipeline in Chicago" by  in VUE 48. 

BAM Logic Model and Theory of Change

Qualitative Study on the BAM Program

Further Evaluation Resources

BAM Core Values

Integrity: My values equal my actions. I am a man of my word.

Self-Determination: I pursue my goals in the face of adversity. I learn to conquer self-defeating thoughts and overcome obstacles.

Positive Anger Expression: I learn that anger is a normal emotion that needs to be expressed. How I express my anger is a choice, whether as a savage or as a warrior.

Accountability: I am responsible for the consequences of my actions. I own what I do and avoid projecting blame.

Respect for Womanhood: I learn how my words and actions devalue women, including those I love. I am more mindful and respectful in how I interact with women. I strive to be a self-liberator and not an oppressor.

Visionary Goal-Setting: I create a vision for myself, for who I am, and how I want to be seen in the world. I create a vision that is focused on making my community and the world a better place. I set goals based on my vision and make responsible choices that help me achieve those goals.

Randomized Control Trials

Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) are statistical studies that compares a group that receives and intervention to a randomly selected control group that to show that an intervention like BAM is causally linked to outcomes like reduced crime.

Additional Resources

Heller, S. B., H. A. Pollack, R. Ander, and J. Ludwig. 2013. Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 19014.

Metz, A., L. Bartley, H. Ball, D. Wilson, S. Naoom, and P. Redmond. 2014. Active Implementation Frameworks (AIF) for Successful Service Delivery: Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-8.