The New York Community Trust announced in December 2010 that it would support a $30,000 project at the Research and Evaluation Center on juvenile justice “realignment,” or the process of diverting offenders from state facilities and shifting interventions to community programs.
In November 2010, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. and Mr. Jack Rudin provided a gift of $250,000 to continue the Lewis Rudin Fellowship program at the R&E Center. Started by the previous director of the Center, Dr. Nancy Jacobs, the program will continue to 2015.
In October 2010, the R&E Center was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an implementation assessment of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Funded with a $75,000 grant, the project will likely be expanded in subsequent years.
In September 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $1 million grant to the Research and Evaluation Center to evaluate the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s $8.6 million Community-Based Violence Prevention demonstration program (CBVP). Researchers from Temple University will work with the R&E Center on the project.
In July 2010, YouthBuild USA selected the Research and Evaluation Center as its research and data-collection partner for an OJJDP-funded effort to introduce mentoring as a component in YouthBuild. With a subcontract of $75,000, the Center is advising YouthBuild on issues related to program monitoring and quality assessment.
In May 2010, the Center received to a grant in the amount of $68,000 from the Katherine B. Reynolds Trust of Winston-Salem, North Carolina to assist six North Carolina communities implementing the Reclaiming Futures model, a wrap-around, system-of-care approach to serving justice-involved adolescents with substance abuse problems.