RePresent tenant education games in Connecticut & Maine

RePresent: Renter is a mobile phone game that users can download and play in order to learn how to defend themselves against an eviction. It is currently available in Connecticut and Maine.

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Basic Information

Program Name

RePresent: Renter

Short Description

RePresent: Renter is a mobile phone game that users can download and play in order to learn how to defend themselves against an eviction. Currently available in CT & ME.

Location

Connecticut & Maine

Duration

2018 launch

Funding

2017 LSC-TIG Grant – approx $50,000

Size (number of beneficiaries)

1,000+


Stakeholders

Who designed and set up the program? 

Who runs and manages the program?

Who funds the program?

2017 LSC-TIG Grant – approx $50,000

Intended Beneficiaries: Who does the program target?

Tenants in Connecticut & Maine


Program Details

How does the program work? What are the typical paths of action that the beneficiary + the service-provider take?

RePresent: Renter is a mobile phone game that users can download and play in order to learn how to defend themselves against an eviction. They can go through scenarios to see what the legal system will be like, what decisions will result in what outcomes, and how court works.


Evidence Base

What are the plans for monitoring and evaluation?

We have an evaluation article coming out shortly in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Independent evaluation by Jack Tsai, Ph.D. looked at the impact of gameplay on mental health outcomes and legal knowledge.


Contact and Follow-Up Info

Program Website

Point of Contact for more information

Dan Jackson, Executive Director – NuLawLab, at da.jackson [@] northeastern.edu

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