In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded a grant of $190,000 to the Research & Evaluation Center as support for the Center’s efforts to assist the ten cities involved in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to generate information about local crime trends.
On August 27, 2013, and at the invitation of the White House Domestic Policy Council, the director of the Research & Evaluation Center spoke in a breakout session at the White House forum, “50 Years Forward: Building Ladders of Opportunity,” addressing the topic of gun violence and the role of public safety in economic development and equal justice.
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The R&E Center received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to plan a comprehensive evaluation of the “Cure Violence” model of gun violence reduction (formerly known as Chicago CeaseFire). The Center will work with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University to study the key components of the Cure Violence model and the various processes used to implement the model in existing sites, especially those sites thought to be performing at the highest level.