Town, Gown and Badge: Preliminary Findings from the Collaborative Effort to Restore Rundberg

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.