The Justice & Prevention Center has an extensive network of external research partners, with a number of ongoing and completed projects through these valuable partnerships. The following is a sample of our partners and collaborative work.
- American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Center researchers collaborate with AIR on a number of projects related to justice and urban violence prevention. AIR researchers we’ve worked with express a mission that aligns with a key Center goal of building evidence-based knowledge through rigorous research.
Analytica, a small business providing methodological expertise, is collaborating with the Center and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Project on a guide for school districts to help them understand their disciplinary data. Analytica is also collaborating with the Center on a large-scale randomized trial of a teen pregnancy prevention program.
- Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University (CEBCP)
Center Director Anthony Petrosino holds an appointment as Senior Research Fellow at CEBCP. Petrosino and his Center colleagues collaborated with CEBCP on a successful Congressional Briefing on School Safety in February 2015. CEBCP is also collaborating with the Center on the study led by AIR to develop and test new guidelines for juvenile drug courts.
- Education Development Center (EDC)
Center researchers have established a strong and sustained relationship with EDC researchers and program staff over the years, most notably through their work as external evaluators on a six-year study of a teen pregnancy prevention program for Latino youth across four cities.
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The fourth-largest school district in the United States, Miami-Dade (FL) County Public Schools is the lead for the National Institute of Justice-funded study of Campus Shield, with collaboration from the Center, WestEd’s Evaluation Research Program, and the Police Foundation.
- No Bully System
The Center and WestEd’s Health & Human Development Program have collaborated with the No Bully System for a number of years. Currently, they’re working together on a National Institute of Justice-funded project to study a bullying prevention and intervention program among elementary schools in Oakland, CA.
- Oakland Unified School District
The Center and WestEd’s Health and Human Development Program are collaborating with the No Bully System to conduct a study of a bullying prevention and intervention program in the Oakland (CA) Unified School District.
- Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University (PRI)
The Center is collaborating with PRI on a project led by AIR to develop a new set of guidelines for juvenile drug courts.
- Police Foundation
Center researchers are collaborating with the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd and the Police Foundation on a randomized study of Campus Shield, a school safety intelligence fusion center, in Miami, FL.
- UCLA Project on Civil Rights
Center researchers and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Project on Civil Rights have a shared vision to increase understanding of disparity in the discipline of students by conducting transparent, accurate, and reliable reporting of disciplinary data in school districts across the United States. Currently, the duo is working on a guide for districts to analyze discipline and offense data at the local level.