Preventing Violence Near and Far

Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is ratcheting up its expertise in violence research and prevention in hopes of catalyzing community change.

The school's newest addition, Daniel Flannery, PhD, founding director of Kent State University's Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, is at the helm of this burgeoning program as director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education.

His arrival represents a boost in the school's existing strengths in violence research and could signal positive change throughout the community, says Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, PhD, dean of the social work school.

"Cleveland is ranked No. 2 in poverty for large cities, and two of its neighborhoods are listed among the most violent in the country," he says. "Enhancing our violence programming will have a direct local impact and is a significant step forward in the development of the Mandel School."