This formula is informed by technical experts’ experiences implementing CVI strategies in cities throughout the U.S.
All population data is extracted from the U.S Census.
‘Estimated high-risk population’ is derived by calculating roughly 0.1% of population size or reviewing reports by the National Institute of Criminal Justice Reform which provide more customized estimates using local data. For specific locations, the estimated target population is a portion of the total high-risk population. The number provided may reflect the target population rather than the total high-risk population.
Projected staffing levels are calculated by determining the recommended case load for each CVI staff function relative to estimated high-risk population, with adjustments made for economies of scale for larger cities.
Projected budget for CVI staff, CVI supervision, and OVP staff are calculated based on estimated national pay averages and benefits for each staff position.
‘Staff Training and Technical Assistance’ and ‘Data and Evaluation Support’ are calculated at 25% and 15% of total staffing costs respectively.
Project budget for CVI Wraparound services reflect the housing, employment, health, and social services tied directly to estimated high risk population and their families. Wraparound services do not include criminal justice and law enforcement expenses.
The Coalition for Public Safety seeks to refine and enrich our methodology as more data becomes available. CAPS welcomes feedback from partners who seek to improve our modeling.