New Chair of WestEd Board Brings Experience with Vulnerable Populations

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in News & Events
New Chair of WestEd Board Brings Experience with Vulnerable Populations

WestEd’s JPRC is dedicated to conducting research and evaluation on issues that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, young and old. So we were pleased to see that the newly elected chair of our agency’s governing board for 2017/18 is retired Utah State Court of Appeals Judge William A. Thorne Jr., an individual whose professional and personal […]

What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

Posted on May 4, 2016 in News & Events
What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

Homicide has a dramatic impact that extends beyond the loss of the victim. The victim’s family members, referred to as family survivors of homicide, are impacted emotionally, financially and physically when losing a loved one to murder. Despite the importance of this area, research is still sporadic and insufficient. JPRC staff teamed up with Dan […]

New Report: Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: Review of Research

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in News & Events
New Report: Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: Review of Research

The JPRC completed the fourth and final report in its series on Restorative Justice (RJ) in U.S. Schools, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This report presents a brisk review of the research on RJ in school settings.  The purpose of the review is to highlight key issues, describe models of RJ, and summarize […]

New Evaluation Study: Nebraska Connected Youth Initiative

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in News & Events
New Evaluation Study: Nebraska Connected Youth Initiative

The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center, in partnership with the Nebraska Center for Justice Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, were recently named the external evaluators for the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s Connected Youth Initiative (CYI). The Foundation is engaging in an effort to help unconnected youth in 40 rural counties of Nebraska […]