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Center for Criminal Justice Research


The mission of the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) is to provide expertise and research assistance, through grants and contracts, to criminal justice agencies and organizations working to address criminal justice issues. Activities include: the development of funded research projects involving faculty and students that focus on criminal justice policy issues concerning local and regional agencies; program evaluation including community impact studies; and, special research targeting at-risk population like the homeless, and juvenile delinquents. By contracting to provide expert research and evaluation assistance to community groups, nonprofit organizations, and criminal justice agencies, the center aims to map the way to more effective criminal justice services. For more information, please contact Dr. Nerea Marteache, Center for Criminal Justice Director or visit their website at Center for Criminal Justice Research .

The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism


The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism is a nonpartisan domestic research and policy center that serves the region and nation by examining the ways that bigotry, advocacy of extreme methods, or the use of terrorism deny civil or human rights to people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other relevant status characteristic. The center seeks to aid scholars, community activists, government officials, law enforcement, the media and others with objective information to aid them in their examination and implementation of law and policy. For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Merrall, Director or visit their website at