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June 2020

In June 2020, we forewent our scheduled newsletter to issue a Statement of Solidarity and Support for Racial Justice in the wake of racial unrest in our country. 

September 2019

  • Rachel Lovell promoted to research faculty, receives Women of Achievement award
  • Gangs are built around social networks, not crime
  • Flannery named among top 100 social work professors in the US
  • Honoring the Life of C. Ron Huff
  • New Staff and Promotions: Kristen M. Boyer, Joanna Klingenstein, Ivette Noriega, Chris Opoku-Agyeman, and Khyati Patel

March 2019

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals
  • Nearly $1 million grant to equip ‘first social responders,’ help at-risk kids
  • ‘Signaling’ change in sexual assault cases

December 2018

  • Thank You! 20 Years of Violence Prevention Events
  • Nearly $5M in New and Continued Funding
  • Mark Singer in National Law Enforcement Museum
  • Clothesline Project Donation Drive Benefits Child Survivors of Human Trafficking

August 2018

  • Begun Center 20 Years of Violence Prevention, October 4, 2018
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Baughman, Tossone, Singer, Flannery Publish Findings on Drug Court Success Over Time

July 2018

  • Summer Intern Kevin LaMonica
  • How Health Care Practitioners Can Help Prevent Suicide: New Book from Jane Timmons-Mitchell

June 2018

  • Heroin and Crime Initiative
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Homicide: New Report

March 2018

  • National Advisory Board Member Mike Walker
  • Research Assistant Chase Klingenstein
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

December 2017

  • National Advisory Board Member Andrés González
  • Department Administrator Wendy Boerger
  • New Grant for Opioid Overdose Protocol Evaluation
  • Diverting from Detention: Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice

September 2017

  • National Advisory Board Member Dennis Embry
  • Senior Trainer, Center for Innovative Practices, Bobbi Beale
  • Breaking the Cycle: Specialty Dockets
  • Identifying Patterns of Serial Sex Offenders

May 2017

  • National Advisory Board Member Lisa Thurau
  • Research Associate Leon Harris
  • Pilot Test of StandUp Bullying Prevention
  • Multi-Systemic Therapy

January 2017

  • National Advisory Board Member Kristina Anderson
  • Research Associate Professor and Managing Director Jeff Kretschmar
  • Poly-victimization across social contexts
  • Sexual assault kit research gets national attention and funding