About Us

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The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, led by Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, is home to a distinguished group of applied community-based research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance specialists in operation over the past two decades.

With grants and contracts of nearly $6 million annually, our center serves as a research partner to various local, state and national non-profit, foundation and government organizations and provide the following support:

  • Evaluating programs through data collection and analysis
  • Assist potential partners in the grant application process
  • Provide training and technical assistance around evidence based practices
  • Disseminate research through publications, project reports and conference presentations

Supporting our mission is the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and the Partnership for Evaluation, Research and Implementation (PERI). Both centers provide local and state-wide social service agencies with training, technical assistance, implementation and evaluation services around evidence based practices.

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