Costs of providing the Green Dot bystander-based intervention, shown to be effective in the reduction of sexual violence among Kentucky high school students, were estimated based on data from a large cluster-randomized clinical trial. Rape Crisis Center Educators were trained to provide Green Dot curriculum to students. Implementing Green Dot in schools (N = 13) randomized to the intervention, over five years, cost $1.6 M and included start-up ($58 K) and ongoing implementation ($1.55 M). Costs for adding a school ($25,510) were calculated based on the final year, where no start-up costs were incurred. Knowing the $25,510 cost estimate for adding Green Dot may be particularly useful for high school administrators or school boards when they were making economic decisions based on strong evidence of program effectiveness to reduce violence.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of School Violence|
|State||Published - Apr 3 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 Year Cooperative Agreement 5U01CE001675.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control This research was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 Year Cooperative Agreement 5U01CE001675.
© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
- Bystander intervention
- cost analysis
- rape prevention education
- violence prevention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality