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Grants and Presentations

Grants

External Research Grants - Pending
Shelby County Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Division of Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee, (Pending - submitted 04/10/2008).

External Research Grants - Funded
University of Tennessee Health Science Center Awareness Survey, UTHSC, January, 2009 – Current.

Disproportionate Minority Contact SHAPE Project Evaluation. Memphis City Schools, August 2008 – Current.

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force Internship Program. TN Commission on Children and Youth, August 2008 – Current.

Perceptions of Domestic Violence in Shelby County: Religion and Intimate Partner Violence Shelby County, Shelby County Domestic Violence Council/University of TN, Dept. of Preventative Medicine, August 2008 - Current.

Identifying Barriers to Bone Density Screening, University of Tennessee, Department of Preventative Medicine, July 2008 - Current.

Keep TN Beautiful Survey 2008: An Anti-littering Campaign. May 2008.

Client-tracking Through Technological Innovation (Principal Investigator), Greater Memphis Area, YWCA, April 2008 - Current.

Responsivity: The Importance of Cultural Variables in Assessing Hispanic Populations (Principal Investigator), Crime and Justice Institute. February 2008 – Current.

Evaluation of the Memphis and Shelby County Training Initiative to Stop Abuse and Sexual Assault against Older Individuals (Principal Investigator). USDOJ Office for Victims of Crime – Compass Coordination, Inc., February 2008- Current.

Evaluation of the District Attorney General’s Truancy Reduction Initiative (Principal Investigator), Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office. Dr. Yaschica Williams, Co-Principal Investigator. November 2007-Current.

Survey to Assess Emergency Preparedness in Shelby County. (Co-Principal Investigator), Assisi Foundation. Dr. Dorothy Norris-Tirrell, Principal Investigator & Dr. Randolph Dupont, Co-Principal Investigator. November 2007 – Current.

Evaluation of the Shelby County Offender Re-Entry Initiative (Principal Investigator). Shelby County Government, Memphis, TN, July 2007- June 2008. Dr. Yaschica Williams, Co-Principal Investigator.

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Crisis Intervention Team Technical Assistance Center: Assisting the National Expansion of CIT (Principal Evaluator). National Institute of Justice. (August 2006 – Current). Dr. Randolph Dupont, Principal Investigator.

Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Pilot Project. Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, Albuquerque, NM, October 2006 – July 2007.

Serious Violent Offender Reentry Initiative, (Co-Principal Investigator) NM Corrections Department. October 2003 –June 2004.

Evaluation of the Metropolitan Detention Center Addictions Treatment Program, (Co-Principal Investigator). City of Albuquerque, September 2003 – June 2004.

Evaluation of the 11th Juvenile Drug Court Program, (Co-Principal Investigator) Eleventh Judicial District Court, May 2003 – June 2004.

Evaluation of the Transitional Reporting Centers, (Co-Principal Investigator) NM Department of Health, Santa Fe, NM, July 2003 – June 2004.

Evaluation of Adult Community Corrections in the State of New Mexico, (Co-Principal Investigator) NM Corrections Department, Santa Fe, NM, July 2003 – June 2004.

Evaluation of Local DWI Grant Programs in New Mexico, (Co-Principal Investigator) Department of Finance Administration Local Government Division, Santa Fe, NM, July 2002-June 2004.

Jail Diversion through a Modified Therapeutic Community (Co-Principal Investigator). Second Chance Program, Albuquerque, NM, April-May 2004.

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Metropolitan Juvenile and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, (Co-Principal Investigator) City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, July 2000-March 2004.

Crystal Reports Training, NM Corrections Department, Santa Fe, NM, May 2002 – June 2002.

Evaluation of the New Mexico Juvenile Community Corrections Program, (Co-Principal Investigator) New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, Santa Fe, NM. July 2000-June 2001.

Alternatives to Juvenile Detention, Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Facility, Albuquerque, NM, July 2001-September 2001.

Youth Development Incorporated, Development of the First Offender Database, Rio Rancho, NM, March 2001.

Twelfth Judicial Juvenile Drug Court, Client Case Management Training, Alamogordo, NM, December 2000.

New Directions Incorporated, Evaluation of the Challenge Project, Albuquerque, NM, August 2000-December 2000.

Internal Research Grants Funded
Research Project and Travel Grant, UNM Department of Graduate Studies, University of New Mexico, Fall 2000, Spring 2000, Fall 1995, Spring 1995 and Fall 1994.

Student Research Allocation Committee Grant, UNM Graduate Student Association, University of New Mexico, Fall 2000, Fall 1999, Fall 1995 and Spring 1995.

National Collegiate Honors Council Merit Award, National Collegiate Honors Council, 1991.

Research Grants - Not-Funded (last 3 years)
Youth Villages Five Year Follow-up Study. Youth Villages, Inc.

Reducing Crime and Criminal Victimization Among Latinos in Memphis. Caminos Derechos/YWCA Collaboration. Strengthening Communities Initiative Small Grants Program. School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Memphis. (Submitted 08/13/2008).

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Reducing Crime and Criminal Victimization Among Latinos in Memphis. Public Service Grants, Extended Programs, University of Memphis. (Submitted 08/13/2008).

Teenage Pregnancy: Five-year Cohort Study in Shelby County. Girls, Inc. (Submitted 07/10/2008).

Innovative Community Responses to Domestic Violence (with Principal Investigator Pam Connor, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Department of Preventive Medicine). Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice (Submitted 05/19/2008).

Marketing Campaign to Reduce Immigrant Women Victimization. Strengthening Communities Initiative, small grant application (with Greater Memphis YWCA). (Submitted 08/13/2008).

Caminos Derechos/YWCA Collaboration: Domestic Violence Awareness Among Immigrant Women inn the Jackson National Neighborhood. Strengthening Communities Initiative, (Submitted 03/18/2008).

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Project – Expansion Project to Include Memphis. Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Submitted 11/2/2007)

Recruiting Spanish Speaking Students to Careers in Criminal Justice. University of Memphis, Diversity Grant Application, Office of Minority Affairs. (Submitted 07/6/2007).

Community Centers of Learning and the Crisis Intervention Team Model. Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program. U.S. Department of Justice. (Submitted 06/25/2007).

Evaluation of Project YouthBuild, Shelby County Government, Pending – Submitted 5/31/2007.

Evaluation of Biometric Technologies: Mobile AFIS and the Shelby County Sherriff, National Institute of Justice. (Submitted 11/04/2006).

Evaluation of the Shelby County Employee Assistance Program. Shelby County Government. (Submitted 05/31/2006.)

Factors Affecting Cocaine Addiction for African American Males: Administrative Supplements for Research on the Intersection of Drug Use and Criminal Justice Consequences in the African American Population. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (Submitted 04/22/2005).

Media Campaign to Reach Victims of Domestic Violence in the Under-served Immigrant Population, (with the Greater Memphis YWCA). National Institute of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. – Submitted 2005).

Presentations

Training Sessions
“Reentry Discharge Planning.” Training provided to the Shelby County Divisions of Corrections, 3R Program, Memphis, TN. July 9, 2008.

“Planning for CIT Evaluation.” Training provided to the CIT Regional Advisory Committee, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. July 19, 2006.

“The Meth Age in Tennessee: Understanding the Threats and Evaluating the Solutions.” Training provided to the Bolivar Police Department, Bolivar, TN. Training coordinated by the Mid-South Training Institute, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. October 31, 2005.

“In Your Own Backyard: Latino Immigrants Among Us.” Training provided to the Memphis Police Department, Memphis, TN. Training coordinated by the Mid-South Training Institute, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. April 4-5, 2005.

“In Your Own Backyard: Latino Immigrants Among Us.” Training provided to the Bolivar Police Department, Bolivar, TN. Training coordinated by the Mid-South Training Institute, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. October 25, 2004.

Invited Talks
“Foreign-born Academics in Criminal Justice.” Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October, 2008.

“Discharge Planning for Prison Inmates”. Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Nashville, TN, January 2008.

“Involving Keyplayers in Planning for Effective Program Evaluation”. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 2007.

“Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Comparison of US and Mexican Prisons.” LeMoyne-Owen College. Memphis, TN, April 2005.

“Latino Immigrants and Policing in Rural Tennessee: Developing Cultural Competency,” Training for Law Enforcement Professionals, Mid-South Training Institute, University of Memphis, October 25, 2004 in Bolivar, TN.

“Creating a Web-based Offender Tracking Solution for Community Corrections: Experience from New Mexico” 4th Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections Conference, June 2-4, 2003 in Arlington VA.

"Albuquerque Public School Dual Language Middle School Initiative: A Family Survey and Presentation of Data." Albuquerque School Board. June 2000.

“State-led Tourism Development in Huatulco, Oaxaca.” Michigan State University, Department of Leisure Studies, Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, June 1997.

“An Examination of Indian Gaming Economic Development in New Mexico.” Presentation to the New Mexico Bar Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 1996.

Professional Meetings
“Guatemala Cannot Return to the Past: Justice and the National Unity of Hope.” American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO, November, 2008.

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“The Relationship Between Occupational Stress And Gender For Probation/Parole Officers: A Web-Based Sample From 15 States.” Southern Criminal Justice Association, New Orleans, LA, October, 2008.

“Outcome Evaluation of the Albuquerque Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Program: Court Innovations to Address Domestic Violence” (with G. Givens). American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November, 2007.

“Officer Injury by Assault in Mental Health Crisis Calls: CIT Experiences in Memphis, TN” (with R. Dupont). American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November, 2007.

“The Cultural Legacy of the O.J. Simpson Trial.” (with David Giacopassi and K.B. Turner of the University of Memphis), American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA, November, 2006.

“The Evolution of Prison Systems in Latin America: Comparative Experiences in Mexico and Peru”, (with Hugo Morales of the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru), American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA, November, 2006.

“The Experiences of Foreign-born Academics in Criminal Justice in the U.S.” (with Mahesh Nalla of Michigan State University), American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA, November, 2006.

“Successes and Failures of Web-based Data Collection Strategies: A National Survey of Probation and Parole Occupational Stress”. American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA, November, 2006.

“Innovative Strategies for Improving Job Performance for Correctional Officers in Shelby County”. The 3rd Annual Correctional Security Conference: Sharing Resources, Sharing Success, Cincinnati, OH, September, 2006.

“Crisis Intervention Team Technical Assistance Center: Assisting the National Expansion of CIT.” The 2nd Annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Conference, Orlando, FL, September 2006.

“Planning for CIT Evaluation.” Training provided to the CIT Regional Advisory Committee, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. July 19, 2006.

Invited Participant, 2006 Tennessee Criminal Justice Summit, Memphis, TN, June 2006.

“Inside on the Other Side: Life Inside a Mexican Prison”. American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada, November, 2005.

“Inside on the Other Side: Understanding the Mexican Penal System.” The International Prison Initiative (IPI) Project. International Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. August 2005.

“Prison Administration in Nuevo León, Mexico: Criminal Justice System Evolution and Reform since 2000”. American Society of Criminology Conference, Nashville, TN. November 17-20, 2004.

“Profiling Methamphetamine Users in Seven Southwestern States: Revealing Trends Among Arrestees 2000-2002.” American Society of Criminology Conference, Denver, CO. November 2003.

“Recent Mexican Immigration to the Rural South.” Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM. April 10-13, 2002.

"Adult Community Corrections in New Mexico: Obstacles to Effective Evaluation 1990-1999." Pacific Sociological Association Conference, San Diego, CA. March 23-26, 1999.

“The Role of the Mexican State in the Development of Tourism: The Case of Huatulco, Oaxaca.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Santa Fe, NM. March 14-19, 1996.

“Settings, Organizations, and Consumption: A Commodity Chains Approach to the Mexican Tourism Industry.” (with Miguel Korzeniewicz). Latin American Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C. September 28-30, 1995.

“Political Violence and the Development of Tourism: A Case Study of Chiapas, Mexico 1983-1994.” Joint Conference of the Rocky Mountain Latin American Studies Association and the Pacific Coast Latin American Studies Association. Las Vegas, NV. March 4-9, 1994.

“Rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico: Reflections, Realities and Implications.” Northern Arizona 4th Annual Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Symposium, Flagstaff, AZ. November 4-5, 1994.

Other Activities at Professional Meetings Panel Chair, La Ejecución Penal en Venezuela. International Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. August 2005.

Panel Chair/Moderator, “The Problems of Synthetic and Prescription Drug Use”. American Society of Criminology Conference, Denver, CO. November 2003.

Panel Chair, “Tourism Development and the Role of the Mexican State,” A Panel for the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Santa Fe, NM March 14-19, 1996.

Panel Chair, “Political Economy of Latin American Tourism.” A Panel on the Latin American Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C. September 1995.

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