Sexual Assault Kit Project Work Spotlighted in Journal of Criminal Justice

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

New research published in the Journal of Criminal Justice explores the patterns of serial sex offenders, linking them via DNA testing. The article comes from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education‘s sexual assault kit (SAK) project team, which includes Drs. Rachel L...

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New Funding for PERI Means More Agencies Can Receive Assistance

January 8, 2018 / No Comments

Introduced in November 2015 to a gathering of more than two dozen Cleveland-area social service administrators and leaders, the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI) is designed as a high-quality, low-cost program evaluation resource center for child- and family-focused ...

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Mark Singer Named Citizen of the Year by CMHA Police Department

December 20, 2017 / No Comments

Each year, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department awards the Citizen’s Award to a civilian who distinguishes themselves through the furtherance of law enforcement and community safety. On December 15, 2017, this award was given to Mark Singer, PhD, the Leonard W. Mayo...

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Jane Timmons-Mitchell and Family Lend Voices to Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

December 15, 2017 / No Comments

Located at the edge of Case Western Reserve University’s campus, many know that Severance Hall is home to The Cleveland Orchestra. If you have seen the world-renowned orchestra in concert, you know that they are frequently joined by their Chorus, adding language and human voices to the inst...

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CWRU Organizes Bipartisan Panel on Opioid Epidemic in Washington, D.C. Nov. 29

November 28, 2017 / No Comments

Case Western Reserve University has organized a bipartisan public policy briefing entitled “Combating the Opioid Crisis, From Treatment to Enforcement: Best Practices & Collaboration,” at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 29. Hosted by ...

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National Institute of Justice Grant Awarded to Begun Center for Evaluation of Opioid Overdose Protocol

October 11, 2017 / No Comments

Streamlining investigations and prosecutions of opiate dealers is goal of three-year U.S. Department of Justice-funded research Seeking faster indictments and prosecutions of drug dealers after opioid overdose deaths and a better understanding of non-fatal overdoses, researchers at the Begun Cent...

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The Monument Quilt – Supporting Survivors of Rape and Abuse 10/11

September 26, 2017 / No Comments

The Begun Center’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) research team is helping host a free event on campus on Wed, Oct 11th, 2017 on the Quad (Euclid and Adelbert) — the Monument Quilt (see attached flyer for more info). The quilt will be displayed from 10-2. (In case of inclement weather, the quilt will b...

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Singer Publishes Editorial on Improving Community Policing

August 15, 2017 / No Comments

Are police officers enforcers or peacemakers, warriors or guardians? Mark I. Singer, PhD, Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare at the Mandel School and Deputy Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education, and his co-author, former Cuyahoga Metropo...

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Rachel Lovell to Speak at TEDxAkron on May 20

April 17, 2017 / No Comments

Dr. Rachel Lovell, Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was one of the speakers at TEDxAkron on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio. WATCH: Challenging the Myths of Sexual Assault TEDx is “a program of local...

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2016 MSASSy Awards Presented to Staff

January 30, 2017 / No Comments

The groundbreaking work of our students and faculty would not be possible without the support of our school’s staff. Each year, we celebrate them at the MSASSy Awards, an afternoon reception that includes special honors given to a select few on staff who are nominated by their peers and the facul...

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Poly-victimization Across Social Contexts

January 20, 2017 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Senior Research Associate, and colleagues recently published an article examining childhood exposure to violence across social contexts. Nationally, a large proportion of youth experience exposure to violence (ETV) in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods and research has consiste...

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Rape Kit Research at Begun Center to Expand with $858K from U.S. Department of Justice

January 5, 2017 / No Comments

A Mandel School research project that has become a national model for helping reshape how sexual assaults are investigated and prosecuted—including cases borne from rape kits 20-plus years old—will receive $858,324 from two new grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Since 2014, researc...

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Research reveals new insights into rapist behavior, assists rape investigations and prosecutions

June 29, 2016 / No Comments

New data challenges conventional wisdom about rape among scholars, advocates, police and prosecutors. The testing of nearly 5,000 forgotten and backlogged rape kits in Cuyahoga County has led to investigations, indictments, prosecutions—and, already more than 250 convictions. But besides bringing...

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Bullying Prevention Report Receiving National Attention

May 11, 2016 / No Comments

Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, Begun Center Director and Professor co-authored the just released “Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy, and Practice,”. Dr. Flannery along with a committee of nationally-renowned, interdisciplinary researchers and scholars is receiving national media c...

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Begun Center Featured at Library of Congress June 8

May 10, 2016 / No Comments

A special reception at the Library of Congress on June 8 will feature information about the Mandel School’s Begun Center. Its director, Daniel Flannery, PhD, will be in attendance along with Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore to answer questions from alumni and congressional staffers about the center’s ...

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Online program reduces bullying in schools, Begun Center study finds

April 20, 2016 / No Comments

Behaviors that enable bullying—a significant public health problem for adolescents nationally—were reduced among students who completed a new online anti-bullying program, according to a new study from the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education. “Part of...

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