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List of Centers & Institutes
Name Description

Center for Criminal Justice Research

The Criminal Justice Research Center provides expertise and research assistance to criminal justice agencies and organizations. The center develops funded research projects involving faculty and students that focus on criminal justice policy issues concerning local and regional agencies and the conduct of program evaluations and community impact studies.

It houses the Crime Prevention Analysis Lab, which supports and conducts research focusing on public space, using a variety of tools and methods not commonly used in the criminal justice field. Research involves both community-wide crime mapping and place-intensive methods to assist agencies and community groups in developing crime prevention solutions.

For more information, please visit the Criminal Justice Research Center website.

Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies

The Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies (CIPS) is the primary site for innovative programs for the study of American Indians and local, national and international Indigenous Peoples. The CIPS programs involves CSUSB faculty, students and administrators, partnerships with Native Nations (Tribes) in the region and nationally, and strong connections with Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas and the world, many currently in contact with Center personnel and the university.

For more information, please visit the Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies (CIPS) website.

Center for the Study of Muslim and Arab Worlds

CSMAW is a teaching and research center to develop cross-disciplinary curricula, language programs in Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi, and to study world affairs issues related to the Middle East. 

For more information, please visit the Center for the Study of Muslim and Arab Worlds website. 

Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State San Bernardino forms community partnerships to combat bigotry, extremism, and terrorism that target people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, residency, or other status characteristics. Objective research and historical information is available from the nonpartisan center to assist with formulating policy and protecting civil or human rights. 

For more information, please visit the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism website. 

Center on Aging

The Center on Aging unites people and resources together at California State University and San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in the Inland Empire to respond to the needs of a rapidly aging population in Southern California. 

The mission of the Center on Aging is to become a leading advocate in the Inland Empire for the quality of life of older adults. Our focus is to ensure that older adults age independently and with dignity. 

The purpose of the Center on Aging at California State University San Bernardino is to enhance the well-being and quality of life of older adults in the Southern California Inland Empire region. The Center on Aging is a university-wide, interdisciplinary unit sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and open to collaborate with organizations serving older adults. The Center is committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts in research, educational programs and service to the community. 

For more information, please visit the Center on Aging website. 

Community Counseling Center

The Community Counseling Center is a service and training clinic housed in the Department of Psychology. 

The CCC has two purposes: 

  1. To provide low-cost or free counseling service to individuals from the community and 
  2. To provide a training site for graduate student therapists-in-training. 

For more information, please visit the Community Counseling Center website. 

Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR)

The Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) houses the following active units: 

  • The Infant/Toddler Laboratory School: serves both typically and atypically developing children from six weeks to three years of age 
  • The CUIDAR-SB program: this program provides free parenting groups, child enrichment groups, as well as provider education, and consultation across San Bernardino County 
  • The Parenting and Family Resource Center: provides an online database of intervention programs, recommended readings, web resources, and downloadable handouts as they relate to children under age one to five years old ; 
  • The University Center for Developmental Disabilities, which serves children with autism and other pervasive developmental disabilities and their families and 
  • The Community-University early Intervention Collaborative (CUEIC) is the newest component to the Institute. It is a contract with Children's Network funded by First 5 to provide a needs assessment of community mental health providers for children under age one to five years old. 

For more information, please visit the Institute for Children Development and Family Relations website. 

Learning Research Institute 

The institute promotes an interdisciplinary scholarly focus on teaching and learning and how they may be improved. It seeks to formulate scholarly projects, generate financial and other support, allocate research funds, and otherwise serve as an advocate for scholarly attention on learning. Activities include bringing in local and national speakers, offering advice on relevant measures and assessments, promoting a research report series on learning at CSUSB, and conducting both immediate and long-term research projects. 

For more information, please visit the Learning Research Institute website. 

Project Rebound 

Project Rebound is a special admissions program assisting formerly incarcerated individuals wanting to enter and succeed at California State University, San Bernardino. The program seeks to admit full-time students who are motivated to succeed in a field of study which leads to a Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree, and to provide resources and connections with supportive entities. 

The Project Rebound program coordinator works with students to act as a liason with campus services and programs, as well as community organizations. 

For more information, please visit the Project Rebound website.