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PARDEE RAND GRADUATE SCHOOL – FACULTY LEADERS PROGRAM

July 2018, Apply by March 5, 2018

Program Benefits

The Pardee RAND Graduate School’s Faculty Leaders Program seeks to build diversity in public policy through strong engagement of faculty leaders across the United States. The program is open to current faculty at U.S. colleges and universities in any discipline who are passionate about leveraging their teaching and research to better their communities and to help usher in the next generation of policy leaders. Fellowships that cover tuition and travel costs will be awarded to up to fifteen participants. During the week-long program, you will learn how to:

  • Use your position as a faculty member to bring positive change to your community.
  • Bring a public policy component to your research.
  • Integrate your scholarship into the public discussion (for example, with policymakers, practitioners, and/or the media).
  • Enhance your curriculum by linking concepts of public policy analysis to your own discipline.
  • Mentor students who have the passion and potential to become leaders in public policy.
  • Develop a new network of peers, including RAND researchers, in the faculty and policy community.
Who Should Apply?

Pardee RAND is committed to increasing the prevalence of scholars/professionals from underrepresented minorities in all levels of the policymaking process. Faculty serving highly diverse student bodies are encouraged to apply.

We also seek to expand the academic range of scholars engaged in public policy. We recognize that the humanities and qualitative social sciences — anthropology, area studies, ethnic studies, history, urban studies, religion, sociology, and many more — have not been as involved in public policy as other disciplines. Because everyone can make significant contributions to the sphere of policy debate, we welcome applications from faculty in a broad range of disciplines.

Support for the 2018-2019 Faculty Leaders Program comes from the Henry Luce Foundation.

More information at  prgs.edu/research/faculty-leaders-program.html

CompStat as a Resource

A group with a goal of helping safer communities flourish by providing information and education about crime-fighting technologies has suggested a regard for an academic resource out of the University of Cincinnati. This resource explains the value of CompStat as a major component of police departments and the future of predictive policing to decrease crime rates.  The guide can be found at:  http://cjonline.uc.edu/resources/infographics/the-future-of-policing-with-compstat/

CALIFORNIA JAIL PROGRAM ASSOCIATION

The California Jail Programs Association (CJPA) is the only organization that addresses the multiple challenges of inmate programming and custodial services in California. The membership is made up of both sworn and non-sworn professionals in corrections, program management, educational, vocational, psych-social services, recreation, pastoral care and behavioral health, from both large and small county jails. CJPA members understand the unique aspects of jail programming and services. The goal of CJPA is to rapidly share information, review best practices and evidence based modalities in program delivery.

The CJPA puts on quarterly conferences. For more information go to their website: http://www.cjpa.org/

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP)

AVP CA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit registered organization. It is funded by donations as well as sliding-scale contributions from participants in community workshops. Prisoners with AVP experience also contribute a significant amount. There are AVP councils around the state, which you can find listed here.  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) facilitates participants’ capacity to positively transform relationships by practicing affirmation, communication, conflict resolution and community building.  All AVP facilitators and participants volunteer their time.

History

AVP was founded in 1975 at Greenhaven Prison in New York State after the Attica prison riots when inmates, local Quakers and other community members collaborated on a curriculum to teach non-violence that was influenced by the Civil Rights movement’s goal to build Beloved Community. From that origin AVP has now spread to 33 states and 45 countries.

Although workshops had been taking place in California since the mid-1980’s, AVP California was formed in 2004 to respond to the call by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to significantly increase the number of workshops in California prisons.  That required increased coordination, outreach, and recruitment of new facilitators across the state. AVP is currently in 22 of the 36 prisons throughout the state of California.  In 2015, AVP California facilitated 393 workshops in 20 state prisons, 3 jails, 2 probation facilities, and 58 community settings. The number of facilitators inside prison increased by 18 percent, from 543 to 636, while the number of community facilitators increased by just over 23 percent, from 163 to 198.     avpcalifornia.org