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Parks After Dark Evaluation Brief, July 2018

July 25, 2018

Policy Brief

Authors: Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Ana E. Martinez, MPH, Leigh Ann Haley, MPP, Xiao Chen, PhD

This brief summarizes the 2017 evaluation of the Parks After Dark (PAD) Program. PAD is an innovative Los Angeles County (County) strategy for building resilient communities that re-envision parks as community hubs. PAD began in 2010 as the prevention strategy of the County’s Gang Violence Reduction Initiative, and has evolved into a key County prevention and intervention strategy, promoting health, safety, equity, and family and community well-being. Several County departments and initiatives have adopted PAD into their strategic plans. The PAD program has been expanded to 33 County parks in 2018.

A link to the full report of the PAD evaluation is provided below.

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