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UCI’s Center for Evidence-Based Corrections gets $2.1 million from state agency to continue work

The Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, housed in UCI's School of Social Ecology, has received $2.1 million from the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation.

October 27, 2014
As director of UCI's Center for Evidence-Baed Corrections, Susan Turner - shown here in the now-closed Orange County Women's Jail in Santa Ana - studies methods to deter violent felons, sex offenders and other criminals from committing more crimes.

As director of UCI’s Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, Susan Turner studies methods to deter violent felons, sex offenders and other criminals from committing more crimes.

The Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, housed in UCI’s School of Social Ecology, has received $2.1 million from the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. The funding will support continued research in risk assessment, realignment and evaluation of prison and parole programs in California. The center is currently revalidating the California Static Risk Assessment tool, which it developed in 2009, for state and county¬† offenders supervised under the new Public Safety Realignment. Faculty, staff and graduate students affiliated with the center are evaluating a multifaceted initiative aimed at improving outcomes for female parolees in California. Finally, under the direction of Richard McCleary, a new population projection lab has been created. Members will work with the CDCR to develop forecasting for the prison population. The center, directed by Susan Turner, UCI professor of criminology, law & society, was established in 2005 to put science before politics in the management of state correctional populations.