By utilizing these existing resources, the schools encountered no additional costs to implement the program.
“The total cost of the program, over the study period for all intervention schools, was $1.55 million, which was largely personnel costs,” said Heather Bush, Kate Spade & Co.
Rape crisis staff were also available at each school to talk with any students who needed assistance.
A total of 89,707 surveys were completed over the five-year period and researchers compared survey-reported data before program implementation with rates from 2010-2014.
Because Green Dot involves intensive training for a small number of students, ongoing costs were relatively low and were less impacted by school size, according to Joshua Bush, leading author of the cost analysis study and visiting professor of accounting at Eastern Kentucky University.