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Reentry/Continuity of Care Cross-site Evaluation

Funding Agency: The State of New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Principal Investigator: Bonita Veysey

Co-Principal Investigator: Shenique Thomas

Abstract: In November 2009, the Office of the Attorney General released a Notification of Availability of Funds to support Comprehensive Jail-based Reentry Strategies. Four counties competed and were awarded funds, including Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, and Hudson. Each site provides different services through different jail-community partnerships. Target groups vary as do the estimated number of individuals... Learn More

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Community Education Center’s Alumni Association Proposal

Funding Agency: The Community Education Center’s Alumni Association

Principal Investigator: Michael Ostermann

Abstract: Those who are released from prison and attempt to reenter their communities face significant challenges that span multiple domains. Challenges include, but are not limited to, securing stable housing, finding and retaining employment, reconnecting with their families, and dealing with potential substance abuse issues. Often, recently released inmates do not have a strong social... Learn More

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Correctional Program Checklist Training Proposal

Funding Agency: New Jersey State Parole Board

Principal Investigator: Michael Ostermann

Co-Principal Investigator: Shenique Thomas

Abstract: The Rutgers University Evidence-Based Institute (EBI) proposes co-hosting a training curriculum sponsored by the New Jersey State Parole Board’s (SPB) Community Programs Division (CPD). The proposed training will be on the administration of the Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) and will be delivered by faculty and staff members from the University of Cincinnati. The proposed... Learn More

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A Multi-Jurisdictional Test of Risk Terrain Modeling and a Place-Based Evaluation of Environmental Risk-Based Patrol Deployment Strategies

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Principal Investigator: Leslie Kennedy

Co-Principal Investigator: Joel Caplan and Eric Piza

Abstract: A place-based method of evaluation and spatial units of analysis will be used to measure the extent to which allocating police patrols to high-risk areas (regardless of the presence of prior crimes) effects the frequency and spatial distribution of new crime events. High-risk areas will be defined using risk terrain modeling methods. This quasi-experimental... Learn More

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GPS-Electronic Monitoring Applications Study

Funding Agency: University of Calgary

Principal Investigator: Leslie Kennedy

Co-Principal Investigator: Joel Caplan

Abstract: The Rutgers Center on Public Security will serve as consultant to the GPS-EM Offender Mgmt Project. The Center will provide technical advice on how to proceed in the identification, classification, and analysis of GIS-related data. In addition, using data provided by police agencies and municipalities, the Center will provide analyses using risk terrain modeling... Learn More

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Targeting Violent Crime Initiative

Funding Agency: The State of New Jersey office of the Attorney General

Principal Investigator: Todd Clear

Co-Principal Investigator: Wayne Fisher

Abstract: In 2010, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice awarded Targeting Violent Crime Initiative (TVCI) funding to seven municipal police departments operating in municipalities experiencing high rates of violent crime. As indicated in aJune 8, 2010letter to Dean Todd Clear, “The mission of TVCI is to reduce violent crime through intelligence-led policing initiatives…” The... Learn More

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Fugitive Safe Surrender

Funding Agency: The State of New Jersey office of the Attorney General

Principal Investigator: Todd Clear

Co-Principal Investigator: Wayne Fisher

Abstract: The Rutgers- Newark School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) has performed key roles in the planning and implementation of two of New Jersey’s Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) efforts. SCJ first partnered with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in the Essex/Union effort in 2009 and then the Middlesex/ Somerset county venture in 2010. The... Learn More

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National Initiatives. Enhancing Law Enforcement

Funding Agency: Department of Justice

Principal Investigator: Todd Clear

Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Ostermann

Abstract: This is a proposal for a two-year police organizational change project designed to assist 15 urban New Jersey police departments and 5 national departments in implementing new methods to enhance agency excellence and maximize services to the community through improved systems of accountability. We propose to capitalize on a working partnership that now exists... Learn More

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Impact of Post-Prison Supervision on Recidvism

Funding Agency: PEW Charitable Trust

Principal Investigator: Todd Clear

Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Ostermann

Abstract: While research has demonstrated that evidence-based prisoner reentry programs can lower reoffending, few studies have addressed how supervision in its various forms affects post-release criminal behaviors. Rutgers will use 10 years of data about released prisoners in New Jersey to explore the relationship between supervision and reoffending. The analysis will examine how factors such... Learn More

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An Evidence-Based Initiative for Community Justice Policy and Practice

Funding Agency: New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Principal Investigator: Todd Clear

Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Ostermann

Abstract: In 2011, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General gave a small seed grant to Rutgers University to establish an Evidence-Based Institute (EBI). Operating as a joint initiative of the School of Criminal Justice and the School of Law, the EBI seeks to strengthen the evidence-based foundation for state justice system practices by... Learn More