Town, Gown and Badge: Preliminary Findings from the Collaborative Effort to Restore Rundberg
Wednesday March 4, 2015
All-day event

Presenters:

Paula Yuma, PhD, MPH - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and School of Social Work, Center for Social Work Research

Paula Yuma, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service -
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Center for Social Work Research -
School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin

Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the School of Social Work

Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Ahmed Whitt and Dr. Paula Yuma will provide an overview of the Restore Rundberg Initiative, a three-year project funded by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. Crime data from the first six months of the implementation phase will be presented, as well as preliminary findings from a community-wide survey initiative.

RGK Center Director Dr. David W. Springer currently serves as the Principal Investigator of Restore Rundberg, a three-year, $1 million grant from the Department of Justice to improve the quality of life, health, safety, education, and well-being of individuals living and working in the Rundberg neighborhood of Austin.  As the research partner to the Initiative, UT's role is to complete criminal justice-related assessment and evaluation and research projects that will advance public safety and inform the public engagement process. Read more.