A Comprehensive School Safety Framework in Atlanta Public Schools

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 in News & Events
A Comprehensive School Safety Framework in Atlanta Public Schools

In September 2015, WestEd’s Evaluation Research Program (Atlanta office) under the direction of Dr. Joseph McCrary, received a 5-year grant from NIJ to support the implementation and rigorous testing of a comprehensive school safety framework in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS). This project will be conducted in partnership with APS and Georgia State University. This […]

WestEd Researchers Present at the American Criminology Society (ASC) Annual Meeting

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 in News & Events
WestEd Researchers Present at the American Criminology Society (ASC) Annual Meeting

JPRC researchers presented as part of two thematic panels at the ASC Annual Meeting at the end of November. The first panel focused on juvenile drug courts (JDCs) and highlighted papers from WestEd, American Institutes for Research, George Mason University and Vanderbilt University. These papers summarized a suite of projects that are part of a […]

WestEd to Evaluate Minnesota Recidivism Implementation Program

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in News & Events
WestEd to Evaluate Minnesota Recidivism Implementation Program

WestEd was recently awarded a contract by the Minnesota Department of Corrections to evaluate its Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Implementation Program. The state’s Second Chance Act provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. The […]

New Report: Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools — Summary Findings

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in News & Events
New Report: Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools — Summary Findings

Current methods of responding to student offenses in schools are often not effective, and may even be backfiring. Many experts support the use of restorative justice (RJ), an approach to justice that focuses on repairing harm and restoring relationships, rather than simply punishing the perpetrator. This new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, summarizes […]