In business for over 30 years, DSG has a varied and expansive catalogue of projects and partners. This archive is an online portal for those interested in seeing the selected breadth of our work. These are the projects that we are most proud of having done, with the view that they demonstrate our commitment to science in the service of people.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Expert Panel on Macroeconomic Factors and Individual Violence
DSG established the CDC Expert Panel on Macroeconomic Factors and Individual Violence to oversee, and contribute to (as coauthors), the production of a set of literature reviews and articles that were published as a book.
DSG manages the Youth Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance project for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), byproviding relevant training and technical assistance (T&TA) to the 39 jurisdictions OJJDP funds through its three youth violence prevention initiatives—Defending Childhood, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and Community-Based Violence Prevention.
In 2000 DSG developed and has since operated the Model Programs Guide (MPG), an evidence-based repository that contains summaries on programs that meet specific methodological criteria and adhere to a strong theoretical base.
A searchable database of evidence-based programs and practices in corrections and reentry, courts, crime and crime prevention, drugs and substance abuse, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims and victimization.
The U.S. Department of State has selected Development Services Group, Inc. (DSG), and its partner, the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, to build a counterterrorism annual reporting database and help the department prepare its annual Country Reports on Terrorism.
DSG evaluated a program of more than 60 bilingual/bicultural health services demonstration grants targeting populations with limited English-speaking ability. English-language minorities included speakers of Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Lao, Chinese, Samoan, Tagalog, Wolof, Fulani, Korean, Thai, Cherokee, Choctaw, and other languages.
A nationwide examination of the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 (9/11), tragedy on 54,000 flight attendants. This web-based study used both qualitative and quantitative methods to gather data on social support systems before and after 9/11.
DSG staff conducted ethnographic research on the U.S.–Mexico border concerning media and violence issues, specifically regarding popular media portrayals of narcotraffickers and the potential impact of these portrayals on youth violence and other high-risk behaviors.
For the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), DSG conducts the Evidence Review and Support for the What Works Clearinghouse. DSG reviews evidence and developing products to support the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), an evidence-based repository.
Through a contract with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education and the Interagency Collaboration and Services Integration Commission (ICSIC), DSG conducted an evaluation of five evidence-based programs implemented in D.C. public schools.
For the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), DSG developed a protective factors framework and literature review, after reviewing the research on protective factors relevant to the populations they serve.
DSG works with DOE’s Institute of Education Sciences to update current WWC products by integrating new studies into the evidence base, to disseminate new products that explain how to use WWC products, and to conduct evidence reviews for grant competitions to that DOE can fund projects with evidence of effect.
For SAMHSA, DSG conducted the scientific reviews for the evidence assessment for the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), an evidence-based repository and searchable online database of more than 300 mental health and substance abuse interventions. DSG also managed the expansion and operation of the Learning Center and the NREPP website.
For SAMHSA, DSG operates the DATA Waiver Processing and Support contract.
For the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA), under subcontract to Western Michigan University, DSG is co-leading a 3-year study to examine the utilization and impact of Evidence-Based Program Registers (EBPRs) by the public and by the single state and provider sector (nonprofit, for profit, and government operated) across 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
For the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DSG established a Coordinating Center for the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).