My contributions to a discussion at Yale Law School stressed the need to build community violence prevention with credible evidence rather than progressive rhetoric. Continue reading Community Safety as a Public Health Issue: Yale Law School
Panel discussion about gun violence, organized by the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium at Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York. My opening statement in the first video is just under 9 minutes. The full panel is 1 hour. Continue reading Opening statement in a panel discussion.
“If it’s so easy to get guns, you can’t just pass a law at the State level. You have to change the demand for guns…” Continue reading Interview About Gun Violence Prevention
Jeffrey Butts participated in a panel hosted by the Bureau of Governmental Research in New Orleans, discussing the potential of community-based violence prevention strategies. Continue reading Bureau of Governmental Research — Beyond Law Enforcement: Exploring Community-Based Strategies To Make New Orleans Safer
Recording of a webinar for the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators in December 2020. Two parts: Presentation and Q&A that follows. Continue reading Webinar: Positive Youth Outcomes
Presentation by Center directors at a reception at John Jay College in conjunction with the 2019 Smart on Crime conference. Continue reading About the John Jay Research and Evaluation Center
A seminar with the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Speakers explored juvenile diversion practices and policies, their costs, and benefits. Watch the entire seminar. Review the agenda. Continue reading Youth Diversion: History and Purpose
Justice practitioners and policymakers recognize the limited information available from official recidivism measures when agencies need to develop strong evidence of their own effectiveness. The wide array of alternative measures, however, can be overwhelming and many are either impossible or impractical from a data collection and data integration perspective. This training provides participants with added knowledge and skills with which to formulate a set of outcome measures that provide a fuller picture of the effectiveness of offender supervision and other justice interventions. Continue reading California Probation, Parole & Correctional Association: 2018 Conference
Discussion of violence reduction evaluations at a roundtable organized by the National Academies of Science. Continue reading Evaluating Cure Violence in New York City
Presentation to the October 2015 meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Washington, D.C. Continue reading Youth Development Developments
From a panel discussion on April 21, 2015, sponsored by the Center for New York City Affairs, The New School. Continue reading Did “Close to Home” Work in New York City?
Note: Data are presented for large cities that reported data nearly consistently from 1985 through 2013. Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, from crimes reported to the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Continue reading Homicides in U.S. Cities over 500,000 in Population
From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University. Continue reading JJIE—Who Creates Evidence?
From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University. Continue reading JJIE—Are There Risks to Embracing Evidence-based Practices?
From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University. Continue reading JJIE—What are Evidence-based Practices?