2011

In November 2011, several researchers associated with the Center participated in the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology:

  • Jeffrey Butts, Center Director, spoke on a panel, “Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice: Juvenile Justice”
  • Seokhee Yoon, Lewis Rudin Fellow in Applied Justice Research, chaired the session, “Current Issues in Policing, and presented her paper, “The Other Side of the Coin: Why Do Victims Not Report to the Police?”
  • Preeti Chauhan, Faculty Research Fellow, presented a paper, “Longterm Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect: Findings from Two Prospective Longitudinal Studies,” and a poster session, “Race/Ethnic Differences in the Development of Alcohol Use among Normative Adolescent Youth”
  • Lila Kazemian, Faculty Research Fellow, presented two papers, “Childhood Neglect & Adult Life Outcomes: Findings from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development,” and “The Association Between Crime and Other Indicators of Social Malaise: A Cross-National Comparison”
  • Mike Maxfield, Faculty Research Fellow, spoke on a panel, “Dual Career Couples and Negotiating Academia”
  • Jeff Mellow, Faculty Research Fellow, presented a paper, “An Analysis of the Public Risks and Costs Associated with Escapes from Correctional Custody,” and served as a discussant on the panel, “Findings from the Transition from Jail to the Community (TJC) Initiative”
  • Hung-En Sung, Faculty Research Fellow, served as author or co-author for four papers, “Empirical Assessment of the 2004 Act on the Punishment of Intermediating in the Sex Trade in South Korea: A Triangulation Approach to Assessing Sexual Crime Displacement Effect,” “Predictors of Drug and Alcohol Use among Parolees,” “The Forsaken “Out-Laws”: Crime and Justice among Undocumented Migrant Workers in Palisades Park, New Jersey,” and “Wage Theft against Undocumented Migrant Workers: Prevalence and Correlates”

In October 2011, the director of the Research and Evaluation Center, Dr. Jeffrey Butts, was named to the juvenile justice subcommittee of the federal Office of Justice Program’s Science Advisory Board. Other members include Drs. Mark Lipsey (Chair), Edward Mulvey, Linda Teplin, David Finkelhor, and Judge Ted McKee.

In September, the director of the Research & Evaluation Center, Jeffrey Butts, was quoted at length in the Brazilian political magazine, Carta Capital, for a story comparing today’s crack cocaine problem in Brazil with the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Center’s report on juvenile justice reform was recently cited by editorials in the New York Times (09-20-2011) and the Albany Times Union (10-2-2011).

On September 1, 2011, the Research and Evaluation Center received a grant of $375,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to expand its evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Community-Based Violence Prevention demonstration program (CBVP) as well as the Center’s assessment of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

On July 1, 2011, the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College received a pledge of $100,000 from Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. in support of the Center’s efforts to enhance the research and evaluation focus of YAP.

The Spring 2011 issue of Research @ John Jay profiled the projects of the Research and Evaluation Center.

June 7, 2011, New York, NY – The John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay have awarded two 2011 Rudin Fellowships in Applied Justice Research. (See the Press Release).

On May 5, 2011, Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center, was honored at a reception hosted by the City University of New York Board of Trustees for staff and faculty who secured “major institutional grant funds during calendar year 2010.”

In February 2011, the Research and Evaluation Center received a gift of $250,000 from Susan and Jack Rudin to continue the Lewis Rudin Research Partnership program. Launched in 2005 by Dr. Nancy Jacobs, the former director of REC, the program will continue through 2015.

In January 2011, the Annie E. Casey Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to REC to support the Center’s work on juvenile justice realignment strategies.