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Completed Projects

  • Agricultural Crime Initiative: In conjunction with the Urban Institute, the Center evaluated the Agricultural Crime Technology Information and Operations Network involving the unified cross-agency cooperation of the agricultural commissioners, district attorney offices, and sheriff's departments in several counties throughout California. The initiative used technology and training to assist law enforcement agencies to solve, prevent, and prosecute agricultural crime.
  • Alliance for the Advancement of Education in Juvenile Justice and Adult Corrections: Florida State University and the Correctional Education Association have created this alliance to provide leadership, direction, and research-driven services to advance education for students in juvenile and adult corrections.
  • Consumer Fraud Institute: Initially funded by a gift from the Florida Attorney General's Office, the primary mission of CFI is to conduct policy-relevant research on a variety of consumer fraud-related issues.
  • Educational Policy Research: Funded by the Florida Department of Education, this project assesses empirical evidence of teacher preparation programs, including organizational structure and curricula design, conducts other educational policy research, and provides preliminary recommendations to develop a restricted access educational data warehouse.
  • Electronic Monitoring: This project is federally funded through the National Institute of Justice. It evaluates the effectiveness of electronic monitoring for specific offender types, identifies explanations for the level of effectiveness, and conducts a cost-benefit analysis.
  • Florida Safe and Drug-Free Schools Quality Data Management Project: Funded by the Florida Department of Education, this project asseses local- and state- level school violence data reporting practices and develops recommendations to improve data quality. It provides data reports for school leaders, district administrators, community organizations, and state education leaders to use in decision-making processes related to policy, programming, and practice for prevention and intervention services related to bullying, drugs, and violence in schools.
  • Jail Alternatives: Funded through the Broward County Sheriff's Office, this project involves three components: developing a ten-year jail population forecast, evaluating the COMPAS risk assessment screening instrument used for pre-trial decisions, and conducting a cost/benefit analysis of pretrial services.
  • Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program: 2010 marks the 12th year of this project, which is funded by the Florida Department of Education. The Center has conducted annual quality assurance reviews; provided technical assistance to the nearly 200 Florida juvenile justice programs with educational components; and conducted research on evidence-based practices. August 2nd through 4th, 2010, the Center will convene the 13th annual Juvenile Justice Educational Institute/Southern Conference on Corrections meeting at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL.
  • Juvenile Justice No Child Left Behind Collaboration Project: This federally funded project assists each state in its development and implementation of a plan for meeting the No Child Left Behind requirements for juvenile justice education.
  • Palm Beach Violence Reduction Project (Phase 1): Under contract with the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, the Center is collecting and analyzing data on crime and gun violence in order to assist in developing an implementation plan to address the county's violence problem.
  • Palm Beach County Youth Violence Prevention Program (Phase 2): Funded through the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, the Center conducted a two-year evaluation of the implementation of a national model program to reduce youth violence in Palm Beach County. The national model was implemented in five cities (program sites) and five cities were selected to serve as "control sites" by FSU in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Commission. Outcome data for the four program components (prevention, law enforcement, courts, and corrections) were collected and analyzed.
  • Correctional Operations Trend Analysis System (COTAS) Validation: COTAS uses historical data to model the probability of incidents of violence occurring in all FDOC facilities in the state (at the facility and inmate levels).
  • GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study: This project will examine the effectiveness of Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring of offenders arrested for domestic violence who are released pretrial from a local jail to determine if it is an effective correctional strategy to prevent reoffending.