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The Research Consortium is the mechanism through which the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge uses its data to undertake broader research and evaluation of strategies for reducing jail populations.
The SAVE Foundation will present Dr. Kutateladze with the award as part of their "Champions of Equality" Virtual Gala on Friday August 28th.
Melba will work on the Center’s prosecutorial research and reform initiatives alongside Drs. Kutateladze, Richardson, and Liu.
It is one of the conclusions that emerges from a comprehensive Florida International University study, titled “Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes in Miami,” which was made public on Wednesday — the result of a collaborative effort with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department and SAVE Inc.
State Attorneys Andrew Warren and Melissa Nelson comment on the importance of the Prosecutorial Performance Indicators in a recent Op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times.
The Prosecutorial Performance Indicators are a menu of 55 measures, which assess office-wide performance over time. The work is supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge and is being implemented in partnership with Loyola University Chicago and six prosecutor's offices across the country.
USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Event Held in Ukraine
On November 19, Dr. Peacock moderated the kick-off event of the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine. Over 110 viewers from Ukraine’s higher education institutions took part in a virtual round table to discuss strategies to address the country’s deficit of cybersecurity graduates.
Melba Pearson and Julio Capó Jr. discuss the ways in which felon disenfranchisement and other forms of voter suppression can negatively impact the voting process.
CAJ Faculty discuss how prosecutors in Florida are paving the way for a more race-equitable, transparent and data-driven criminal-justice system.
Dr. Kutateladze recently authored the op-ed for The Crime Report. In it, he discusses several ways prosecutors can address the issue of racial disparities in prosecution.
Hillsborough County prosecutors can now measure the impact of their work beyond conviction rates and prison commitments to include things like fairness and efficiency.
According to Melba Pearson, shifting the focus from convictions and sentences to fairness and community wellbeing is key to transforming the system.