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Project Management Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
The Influence of Subjective and Objective Rural School Security on Law Enforcement Engagement: A Mixed Methods Study
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Education on a study that examines how perceptions and organization of school safety and security relate to law enforcement engagement in rural schools across the state of Nebraska. While rural schools engage with law enforcement, they often do not label the […]
The Public Policy Center is partnering with Nebraska Emergency Management and Two Rivers Public Health Department in a project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security focused on countering violent extremism (CVE). The project focuses on identification of barriers to reporting potential signs of radicalization and preferred community strategies for addressing these barriers, especially […]
Public Policy Center staff piloted a survey developed by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to stakeholders across a spectrum of attitudes and viewpoints, conducted interviews, and compiled a list of recommendations for possible changes to the survey. Center researchers presented their recommendations in a final report.
Peer Support Services are an important component in the behavioral health system of care and have been shown to improve outcomes for persons with behavioral health challenges. While peer support has been studied extensively in community programs, relatively little is known about effective implementation in inpatient settings. This project established an innovative pilot for peer […]
Center researchers worked to establish a training institute with the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) and its stakeholders to strengthen relationships, collaborate, and enhance the use of data at the local level. This project was intended to facilitate the flow of information between NIAC and area law enforcement to better serve the information and intelligence […]
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is partnering with the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, Nebraska Department of Education, Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, and Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska to carry out activities as part of a youth suicide prevention grant from the Substance […]
This was an evaluation of a pilot project aimed at reducing failure to appear in court for a defendant’s misdemeanor hearing. The rate at which criminal defendants fail to appear in court is as high as 25-30%, depending on the jurisdiction and type of offense. Failure to appear increases workloads and expenditures for the courts […]
This program of research is multi-disciplinary but grounded in behavioral science principles. The research team engages in research opportunities that will add to the general body of knowledge while enhancing the real-world practice of threat assessment. For more information, please visit the threat assessment web site.