Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Evaluation of Footprints Substance Abuse & HIV Prevention Program

(01/2007 – 12/2008)


This was an evaluation of the Christian Community Health Centers’ Footprints Women in Prostitution Project. "Footprints" is a program that facilitates substance abuse and HIV prevention for women arrested for prostitution in Cook County. The program focuses on providing outreach and services to reduce the rate of infectious disease, drug use, especially injection drug use, relapse and recidivism. The research addressed the sexual and drug use behaviors, and knowledge about HIV/AIDS in females.

Research Team

  • K. Burnett, Footprints, Chief Program Officer, CURL
  • S. Stawiski, CURL
  • A. Sharma, CURL
  • J. Hilvers, Graduate Fellow, CURL
  • M. Luhtenan, Undergraduate Fellow, CURL

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