Sarah Limbacher

216.368.1194  |  |  Mandel Center 2nd floor

limbacher1SARAH LIMBACHER is a Research Assistant 2 with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

BACKGROUND  |  Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Case Western Reserve University.

Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world?

My work at the begun center is important to me because I feel it fosters my academic and professional growth. Drug addiction has had a fatal and growing impact on our community, particularly in the last few years. It is essential to evaluate and create specialized dockets to continue to serve vulnerable populations in our community. I believe this statement can be applied to why our work is significant to the world–by giving those with no voice a second chance we are changing the dialogue and attitudes about addiction and crime.

Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate?

I am passionate about elucidating key issues in serving justice involved older adults. I would like to do research that evaluates incarceration as a human rights issue. Specifically focusing on older adults, the health services they are receiving while they are incarcerated, and the associated costs of keeping older adults incarcerated rather than rehabilitating them.