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The DR. SEMI J. and RUTH W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, has become home to a distinguished group of over 25 applied community-based research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance over the past two decades. Complementing the Begun mission is the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), which assists social service organizations with implementation and training.

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Begun CIP Mark Fleischer Publishes New Book on Social Life in a Poor Black Community

Latest in a long series of
research and authorship by the distinguished
Mandel School Research Faculty member.
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Begun CIP CIP Named in Partnership with Technical Assistance Network
New $33 Million Federal Contract for
Training and Technical Assistance Center
for Children’s Behavioral Health in
Partnership with 13 Universities & Organizations.

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Begun CIP Jeff Kretschmar Presents on School-Based Juvenile Justice Diversion Models

Presented by the National Center for Mental
Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the
National Council of Juvenile and
Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).

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Fredrick Butcher Publishes New Article in Social Science & Medicine

Article on neighborhood exposure to
violence among at-risk youth available for free
for limited time.
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PERI Introduced to Cleveland Area Agencies and Organizations Story
PERI Introduced to Cleveland area
agencies and organizations.

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Begun CIP Host NCJFCJ Story

CIP requested to host invitation-only
convening of 75 judges from across the country.

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Begun Specialty Courts Grants Story

Begun team receives two new grants
to evaluate new Cuyahoga County Veteran’s
court and Mental Health court.
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Bobbi Beale Joins CIP Story
Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Initiative
intended to promote a greater sense of
safety, security and equality among
consumers and clients.
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Begun Center Suicide Prevention Grant Story

Five-year award to continue Center’s work
with Ohio’s Campaign for Hope, will provide new
information about how best to prevent
re-attempt and re-admission among high risk youth.

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Richard Shepler Named New CIP Director Story
Richard Shepler succeeds Patrick Kanary
as CIP Director.
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Begun Center Sexual Assault Kits Grant Story

Sexual Assault Kits processes and
procedure to be evaluated, goals include
identifying and supporting successful prosecution.

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Begun Research Assistant Jenni Bartholomew Earns Ph.D
Becomes the first of the Begun
grad school doctoral candidates.
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