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 more than $7 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 are the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP), and the Partnership for Evaluation, Research and Implementation (PERI). These entities provide local and state-wide social service agencies with training, technical assistance, implementation and evaluation services around evidence based practices.

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