Fairfax County Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training Evaluation Project

Fairfax County’s Department of Family Service and Violence Prevention program requested research support from CSSR for evaluating an evidence-based violence prevention bystander intervention training being piloted by the county with Northern Virginia Community College.

The collaboration between CSSR and DFS began in September 2022 and will continue in AY 2024. Met with Fairfax County staff monthly to offer research support in pilot planning. GRA assigned to project engaged the following activities:

  • Completed review of existing research documenting efficacy of Green Dot curriculum and program for violence prevention.
  • Identified, reviewed and presented Ecological Momentary Assessments (EMA), an efficient digital platform-based research strategy to be used for Green Dot impact evaluation.