Current Research

Healing Policies for Black Male Development

PI Sean Joe, PhD

Deaconess Foundation (1620-17450)

Purpose of Study

The purpose of the study is to examine perceived barriers and advocacy efforts among service providers in the St. Louis region related to policies that impact their capacity to better serve Black boys and young men in the region. This study has the potential to inform the development of policy and advocacy efforts focused on making Saint Louis an equitable development environment for Black boys and young men, and one of the urban regions with the lowest disparities in social mobility between Black and White males..

Who gets to participate?

  • Practitioners and administrators who work at organizations that provide direct services to Black boys and young men ages 12-29 in the St. Louis region (City and County)

How does this work?

If you agree to participate, you can click on the “Click to Participate in Study” button below and provide your contact information and a member of our research team will contact you to schedule a phone or Zoom interview, or email you a link for you to complete an online survey.

What do I get for participating?

You will not be paid for being in this research study. However, we hope that others may benefit in the future from what we learn as a result of this study.