What are the risk and benefits?

One risk of the research is that you may feel uncomfortable with some of the questions in the screener, focus group, key informant meeting, or interview. However you may decline to answer any questions that you wish, and leave the group, meeting, or interview at any time. There are no direct benefits to your participation.

What does the study involve?

You would need to talk to us on the phone for a few minutes to finish confirming your eligibility and to get scheduled for a focus group or interview. If you participate in a focus group, it would involve coming to a one-time session to talk in a group of approximately seven to ten other

Who is the National Institute of Justice?

The National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. It is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.

As a woman is there way that I can participate?

Yes, you can potentially participate in our key informant meeting. You must be a Black woman, English-speaking, age 18 or older and a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, spouse, girlfriend, or significant other of a young Black man age 18 to 24 who have been victimized by violence.

If I am too old is there another way that I can participate?

For our male participants, if you are younger than 18 or older than 24 years old, you aren’t eligible to participate in the study. For our female participants in the key informant group, there is no maximum age, only the minimum age of 18. However, please contact Isabel Farrar at survive@uic.edu, and we will see

Can I refer a friend to participate?

Yes, if you have a friend who you think would meet the eligibility criteria (Black males between the ages of 18 and 24 who have experienced violence or Black women who are older the age of 18 and are mothers, sisters, friends, spouses, girlfriends, or significant others of young Black men ages 18 to 24

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