PHOENIX, Ariz. – U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey today announced over $1.2 million in Department of Justice grants for Arizona, part of more than $43 million total awarded to more than 50 institutions, agencies, and organizations for research and evaluation projects that identify data-driven programs for reducing crime and promoting justice. The awards span research topic priorities such as prisoner reentry, terrorism prevention, human trafficking and police officer safety and wellness.
The awards are part of a strategic plan developed by OJP’s National Institute of Justice to advance technology, strengthen scientific research and translate knowledge to practice. They represent NIJ’s broader effort to include more diversity of disciplines, such as physical and social sciences, to link areas of research that have not previously been connected.
“The more we know about crime—the better we understand its causes and consequences—the greater our chances of finding sustainable solutions to the public safety problems confronting our communities,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. “The research supported by these awards will expand our knowledge about what works to reduce crime, curb reoffending and protect our criminal justice professionals, and this new knowledge will put us a step closer to achieving a more just and lawful society.”
The research addresses critical needs such as prisoner reentry, emphasizing innovative strategies to reintegrate offenders into communities and reduce recidivism. Today’s announcement includes three projects that will study reentry initiatives, including those in rural communities. The research will advance the body of knowledge on promising practices in the field of offender reentry.
In Arizona, the Board of Regents, on behalf of Arizona State University received two research awards:
- Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women – $203,939
- Research on the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals – $1,035,328
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-091_Research Grants
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