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PICS: End of Year Gathering to Celebrate New PhDs, Award Winners

Congratulations to our newest PhDs: Dr. Ashley Appleby, Dr. Lorena Paola Avila Jaimes, Dr. Kimberly Badgett, Dr. Katherine Bright, Dr. Kateryna Kaplun, Dr. Brian Wade. Undergraduate Alumni Award Winners: Carmelo Ortiz (Outstanding Service), Al-Tariq Witcher (Outstanding Service), Ryan Whyte (Early Career Excellence). MA Award Recipients: Rukiye Neslihan Elpe (Director’s Award for Scholarly Achievement), Lendy Salazar-Carvajal... Learn More

Costa Featured in Emerging Group of Researchers Changing Understanding of Gun Violence

School of Criminal Justice Doctoral Candidate Jordan Costa featured in ‘The Trace’ Jordan Costa began her PhD at Rutgers – Newark in 2018. Her primary research interests include structural violence and violence prevention. Jordan specifically investigates how systems engage in the perpetuation of preventable harm and avertable death, in addition to community-based interventions for violence reduction. She has worked extensively... Learn More

Bill Introduced to Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Become Police Officers in NJ

Erik Amaro, an alumnus of Rutgers SCJ who graduated in 2021 and 2022, characterizes himself as a persistent individual dedicated to advocating for New Jersey’s immigrant community, particularly those under the DACA program, often referred to as Dreamers. After much work, a bill has been introduced by the New Jersey State Senate aimed at facilitating... Learn More

Dr. Colleen Berryessa Named Saleem Shah Early Career Award Recipent

  Saleem Shah Early Career Award Recipient   Dear Colleagues, On behalf of AAFP and AP-LS, the Saleem Shah Early Career Award Selection Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Saleem Shah Early Career Award: Dr. Colleen Berryessa. Saleem Shah was one of the godfathers of our field. In 1968, he established law and mental health studies as a formal program... Learn More

Vera Institute of Justice Says SCJ’s NPSC Key Partner in Violence Prevention

The Newark Public Safety Collaborative receives a special shoutout at the latest report of the Vera Institute of Justice on Coordinating Safety:Building and Sustaining Offices of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood SafetyThis report discusses the importance of Coordinating Safety and explores OVP/ONS as a policy approach for local governments to support community-centered approaches to safety, highlighting promising practices and recommendations to... Learn More

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