Gang Resistence Education and Training Evaluation of Results (GREATER): Dr. Ryan Meldrum of CCJ, Dr. Ana Carazo (CAJ), and Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz (LACC) have been awarded a 3-year grant by the US Dept. of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to co-lead (with Notre Dame researchers) an evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica & Panama. The award will allow FIU researchers to conduct the first systematic evaluation of GREAT programs implemented in Central America.
Prosecutorial Performance Indicators: Dr. Kutateladze, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago, is implementing an ongoing project with several prosecutor’s offices across the U.S. The project will help prosecutors improve data and analytical capacity, develop and implement new performance indicators to assess progress over time, and respond to the need to ameliorate racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. The project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft, and the Schusterman Foundation.
Miami Real Time Crime Center Violence Response Initiative (MRTCC): Dr. Guerette recently partnered with the Miami Police Department to improve the intelligence and analytical abilities among its human assets, particularly those devoted to crime analysis. As a follow-up, Dr. Guerette is carrying out a new round of grant activities focused on assisting in the development and evaluation of the City of Miami Real-Time Crime Center.