The Mercyhurst University Civic Institute aims to share information that will educate the community, help organizations and collaboratives make data-informed decisions, and lead to positive outcomes for our region. While many reports prepared by our office are not available for public consumption, the reports and resources located here can be shared.

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The Civic Column

The Civic Column are special reports written by Civic Institute staff about a particular topic of interest or relevance. The reports provide an opportunity to present information on a timely topic, to review best practices, and/or to share local data with the community.

Click on the topic to download the corresponding pdf document.

Evidence-Based Programs

The menu of EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS listed  have each undergone rigorous evaluation and been recognized as effective by federal and state agencies and/or prevention science organizations. In addition, all programs must address one or more of the priority risk or protective factors in Erie County.

​​Directory compiled by the Erie County Policy and Planning Family Team.