Sammy Situ  |  Research Assistant

situ1Xinyi (Sammy) Situ, LLM, MSSA, is a Research Assistant 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.

Sammy is originally from Shanghai, China. He earned his bachelor of law degree from Tsinghua University before coming to the United States. He also has a LLM (Master of Law) degree from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and an MSSA from Case Western Reserve University.

Sammy’s research interests include juvenile justice and crime prevention, focusing on alternatives to mass incarceration and improving relationships between police and the community. He primarily works on the Police Assisted Referral Program and the Project Coordinated Approach to Low Risk Misdemeanors (CALM). He conducts quantitative research, maintaining and analyzing data from case records and assessment forms for juvenile domestic violence perpetrators and questionnaires from those who have received police referrals.

Prior to coming to the Begun Center, Sammy worked as a social work intern for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and a data analyst in the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods.