Simple introduction of the Center at large- mission, vision, possibly breadth of disciplines (by sections ot otherwise).
Simple introduction of the Center at large- mission, vision, possibly breadth of disciplines (by sections or otherwise
3. The mutual benefit of the relationship- how it has helped us grow in our understanding of what works, the active elements in truly working with a communty- law enforcement partnership to clearly define the goal (using research to focus their efforts) as well as translating that research so it is meaningful in the community and supports the action of the front line.
4. The mutual benefit of both bringing the research to the front line as in point 3, but also elevating the efforts onto the national and academic platforms. A great example of this is DMI, where we had a role in helping to shape and documenting the efforts as well as track preliminary findings, which provided a foundation for the NIJ evaluation award and a platform nationally for attention to be drawn to the practice
Roles as PSN research partner in the MDNC: VIR- to thoroughly explore and identify the drivers of violent crime in a local- external and objective academic partner builds trust between law enforcement and community through transparency. Continuing to monitor trends across sites to inform strategy development and resource allocation. Preliminary documentation of new practices- who and how- and preliminary evaluation to understand what is working, where to vest resources and energy for in depth evaluation/ replication Bringing multi-disciplinary expertise to bear in collaborative strategy building and partnership development- define successes and roles for multiple partners
Examples of publications/ dissemination into National and academic forums
5. How this is further enhanced by the University collaborations: UNCG- WSSU- John Jay working in complement with various sets of expertise and networks to bring comprehensive attention to the work and its development- also how our University&apos;s work in true partnership, which is different from others (although we don&apos;t have to say it others are so competetive they really lose out in the long run).
6. Some of our new directions and how they fit into the partnerships- strong prevention work, juvenile justice pieces (Sonja and RF, mental health courts, all of the things going on in these veins). 7. Our committment to continue to be of support.
2010 Middle District PSN Training (09-30-10)
EnsuringEnsuring Safe Families, Neighborhoods, andSafe Families, Neighborhoods, and
Communities through Practitioner-ResearchCommunities through Practitioner-Research
C. Chris Payne, Ph.D.
September 30, 2010
Mission and ExpertiseMission and Expertise
The Center for Youth, Family, and
Community Partnerships builds the
capacity of families, service providers,
researchers, teachers, and
communities to ensure the health and
well-being of children, bridging
research, policy, and practice.
Benefits of the Research-Benefits of the Research-
Practitioner PartnershipsPractitioner Partnerships
• Documenting innovative collaborative
• Enhanced understanding of “what works”,
and how, why, and when it works
• Informing contributions to academic
• Elevating local promising practices among
Action Research in theAction Research in the
• Launching the Violent Incident Review: Problem
identification in new PSN sites
• Understanding district-wide crime trends across
• Documentation, research and preliminary
evaluation of promising practices
• Infusing multi-disciplinary expertise to bridge
prevention and intervention
Publications and SuccessesPublications and Successes
• (Book Chapter) “Added Value through a Partnership model
of Action Research: A Case Example from a Project Safe
Neighborhoods Research Partner” The New Criminal Justice:
American Communities and the Changing World of Crime
Control by Klofas, Hipple, & McGarrell, 2010.
• Eliminating Street-level Drug Markets, NIJ evaluation, 2007
– Defining the stages and steps of the strategy
– Law enforcement and community partner perspectives
– Community norms and narratives
– Quantitative and qualitative analyses continuing, 2010
• North Carolina Safe Communities, 2009
Leveraging University PartnershipsLeveraging University Partnerships
• University partners bring various expertise
to bear on local efforts: WSSU- UNCG- John
• CYFCP translates research into meaningful
foundations for practitioner action
• CYFCP develops evidence-based models
through partner’s promising practice
• Expertise that informs context around
outcomes and implementation
C. Chris Payne, Ph.D.
Director, Research Associate Professor
Center for Youth, Family, and Community
The University of North Carolina