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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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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Dan Flannery and Mark Singer Co-Author Article on Children Exposed to Violence

March 28, 2016 / No Comments

Begun Center Director Daniel Flannery, PhD and Deputy Director Mark Singer, PhD have co-written an article entitled, “Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health,” appearing in the online journal The Conversation. “Children who report high levels of exposure to...

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SSWR 2016: Faculty, Student and Alumni Presenters

January 13, 2016 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 20th Annual Conference, beginning today in Washington, D.C. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#201 – see us for a special Centennial gift to SSWR attendees!), two of our faculty hon...

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Begun Center Introduces PERI Initiative to Cleveland Area Social Service Leaders

November 30, 2015 / No Comments

A gathering of over two dozen area social service administrators and leaders convened at the Begun Center early in November for the introduction of the new Begun initiative, the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI). PERI Overview | Apply for PERI Services | Value of Eva...

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Begun Center Awarded $465,000 as Evaluator for Sexual Assault Kit Task Force

October 5, 2015 / No Comments

The United States Department of Justice announced that the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and its partners will receive nearly $2 million over the next three years to accelerate the work of bringing rapists to justice, assisting the survivors of those crimes and changing the culture of law e...

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Dan Flannery Presents at Pediatric Innovation Summit

June 10, 2015 / No Comments

Begun Director to speak as part of the Global Center for Health Innovationat the Cleveland Convention Center; also appointed to panel on bullying prevention for the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences Begun Center director, Daniel Flannery, Ph.D, will be presenting in June a...

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Researchers propose new streamlined way to analyze TSCC and trauma in children

June 5, 2015 / No Comments

The 54-question Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) has been used for decades to test how trauma affects youth in hopes of developing the best treatment and support possible. But interpreting the results can be labor intensive and difficult because the work is done manually and involves ...

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Begun Research Assistant Jenni Bartholomew Earns Ph.D

May 12, 2015 / No Comments

The first of the Begun Center grad students who are earning their doctorates while working with the Center and its mission Jennifer Bartholomew, heretofore a doctoral candidate in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences, who also works as a Research Assistant with th...

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Begun CIP Team Maintaining Momentum In 2015

April 12, 2015 / No Comments

Publications, presentations, and coverage of initiatives mark a bounce for the new year Despite the dormancy that can often define winter, the team of researchers, consultants, and trainers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention and the Center for Innovative Practices has maintained signific...

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Visit with us at SSWR 2015

January 15, 2015 / No Comments

The Mandel School will have a substantial presence at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2015 Annual Conference this week in New Orleans. Stop by Booth #100 to visit with Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, faculty and PhD students who are gathered for the event. Additionally, t...

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Begun Center researchers find Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice initiative effective

January 14, 2015 / No Comments

An evaluation of Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by researchers at the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based ag...

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Begun Center Offers Insight and Experience on Police and Community Relations for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 7, 2015 / No Comments

Dan Flannery and Mark Singer provide Police Assisted Referral Program as one solution to police community relations The Begun Center’s Dan Flannery and Mark Singer recently co-authored an op-ed feature for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, citing the center’s Police Assisted Referral (PAR)...

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A Good Year of Growth at the Begun CIP

December 15, 2014 / No Comments

Year marked by new researchers, grants, and media coverage , both neighborhood and national IT’S BEEN AN EXHILARATING YEAR at the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education and its implementation partner the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), from the ...

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Begun Center Director Dan Flannery Speaks at St. Edward High School

November 12, 2014 / No Comments

Speaks with fellow 1980 Eagles alum, U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliot Begun Center Director Daniel J. Flannery and Director of the United States Marshals Service for the Northern District of Ohio Peter J. Elliott – creator of the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program and with whom, either by coincide...

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Dan Flannery is Panelist for CBS-TV19’s Town Hall on Youth Violence

July 1, 2014 / No Comments

Daniel Flannery, PhD, the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor at the Mandel School and the director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Education and Research, was on the panel for CBS-19 Action News’ Town Hall Meeting on July 1 to address and find solutions to youth violence in...

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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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