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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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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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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Kretschmar named Managing Director of the Begun Center

October 10, 2016 / No Comments

As of October 1, 2016, Dr. Jeff Kretschmar began serving as the Managing Director of the Begun Center. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate. He first joined ISPV at Kent State as a post-doctoral fellow in 2004 and has been the long-time project director/PI ...

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The Begun Center Receives First annual “Partnership Award”

June 24, 2014 / No Comments

The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences recently accepted – on behalf of Case Western Reserve University – the first annual “Partnership Award” from the Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division at thei...

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Daniel Flannery’s, ‘Wanted on Warrants’, Highlights the Success of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

June 2, 2014 / No Comments

When considering the scope — the ideal of the objective, the collaboration, the spirit, the logistics — it’s difficult to distinguish what is most impressive regarding the various dynamics of the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program. Foremost, perhaps, is the collaboration among the various quar...

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Begun CIP Researchers featured in Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends

May 17, 2014 / No Comments

The work of the Begun Center and the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) was featured in two separate articles penned by Begun CIP research associates in the May 2013 issue of ‘Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends.’ A Comparative Study of Treatment Programs for Youth Of...

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Took Kit Helps Navigate Mental Health and Epilepsy in Youth

May 14, 2014 / No Comments

The mystery surrounding epilepsy is as ancient as humanity – the causes of the condition, its sudden happening, its lingering effects. Factor in the various mental health facets involving individuals dealing with epilepsy and more questions often arise than answers. View Epilepsy Tool Kit To help...

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CIP Schubert Center Conversation focuses on How the Physiological Make-Up of the Adolescent Brain Should Factor into Juvenile Justice Interventions

May 11, 2014 / No Comments

How should we think about dealing with youth offenders who are tried and sentenced as adults? What interventions make the most sense? And how can juvenile justice systems make better use of grounded, empirically-demonstrated information in sentencing guidelines that ultimately reduce the rates of...

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