Researchers from the WestEd Justice & Preventer Research Center (JPRC) will have a robust presence at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, held on November 16 through November 19, 2022, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.
The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center highlights the rigorous research and evaluation work that WestEd researchers are conducting in the areas of school safety, violence and crime prevention, juvenile and criminal justice, and public health.
The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. This year’s conference theme is “The Future of Criminology.”
JPRC staff will present on key topics related to ensuring school safety:
- Behavioral threat assessment
- State school safety centers
- School policing
We invite you to join us at the sessions below.
Wednesday, November 16
Session: Contemporary Reform and Policy Issues in Juvenile Justice
Time & Location: 9:30 to 10:50am, L402, Lobby Level
Presentation: A Deeper Look at the Activities, Services, and Products of State School Safety Centers
Presenters: Joe McKenna (WestEd), Ashley Boal (WestEd), Hannah Sutherland (WestEd), Sarah Russo (WestEd), and Ericka Munoz (WestEd)
Thursday, November 17
Session: Assessing Threats to Prevent Violence at K-12 Schools
Time & Location: 8:00 to 9:20am, M104, Marquis Level
Presentation: Toward Developing a Comprehensive, Model School Behavioral Threat Assessment Program
Presenters: Kathy Martinez-Prather (Texas School Safety Center) and Shawna White (WestEd)
Session: NIJ-Day: School Safety Research and Evaluation: What Have We Learned? What Questions Remain?
Time & Location: 2:00 to 3:20pm, International 3, International Level
Presentation: School Policing Programs: Where We Have Been and Where We Need To Go Next
Presenter: Joe McKenna (WestEd)