Violent Crime Reduction Workshop

Since competitive funding for PSN began in FY2012, Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice (MSU), as a PSN Training and Technical Assistance provider has hosted five PSN Violent Crime Reduction Workshops for nearly 150 people from more than 50 cities.

The two day Workshop builds on the action research model, establishing strong and value-added research partnerships, and effective implementation. The Workshop employs adult-learning principles and includes the “cultural” dimensions of effective research partnerships, information about cutting-edge, evidence-based and innovative strategies, and skills-building modules.  A minimum of one practitioner, generally the Project Coordinator or primary point of contact, and the research partner attend as a "team".  The Workshop is a required training for the newly funded PSN sites.

Prior to attendance at the Workshop, the sites complete the Violence Reduction Assessment Tool.  Teams receive their Assessment feedback at the Workshop.  The feedback is then incorporated in their Strategic Action Plan during and post-Workshop.  The Strategic Action Plan is used to guide a site's PSN efforts over the course of the grant period.      

Violent Crime Reduction Workshop- Archive

  • FY17- Omaha, NE

    May 16-17, 2018
    Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, University of Nebraska Omaha
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Highlights:

    • Robyn Thiemann, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice presents "Past, Present, and Future of PSN
    • Violence Reduction with Community Engagement
    • National Integrated Ballistics Information Network: Making NIBIN of Value At The Local Level (ATF)
    • Procedurally Just Policing: Challenges and Key Concerns
    • Reporting Requirements/SAP Refinement/TeamTime/Next Steps/Sustainability

     

    Agenda

  • FY16- Denver, CO

    April 12-13, 2017
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Denver, Colorado

    Highlights:
    • Atlanta and Tampa’s Experience Developing Chronic Violent Offender Programs
    • The Crime Gun Intelliegence Center-Denver, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network and Shotspotter
    • Researchers: Techniques on Analysis--How Do You Conduct Social Network Analysis and Risk Terrain Modeling
    • Practitioners: Life Cycle Of A Grant: Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Sustainability

     

    Agenda

  • FY15- Kansas City, MO

    April 12-13, 2016
    Kansas City Marriott Downtown
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Highlights:

    • Social Network Analysis: Understanding the Crime Problem & Targeting Strategies
    • Intelligence Driven Strategies for Reducing Gun, Gang, and Drug Market Violence/Domestic Violence Offender-Based Focused Deterrence Model -The High Point Experience
    • Homicide and Non-Fatal Shooting Incident Reviews
    • National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)

    Agenda
  • FY14- Phoenix, AZ

    March 31- April 1, 2015
    Hilton Phoenix Suites
    Phoenix, Arizona

    Highlights:

    • Making It Work: The Role of The Research Partner and An Effective Partnership
    • Ongoing Training, Technical Assistance, and Support
    • Social Network Analysis: Understanding the Crime Problem & Targeting Strategies
    • National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)

    Agenda
  • FY13- Nashville, TN

    June 10-11, 2014
    Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Highlights:

    • The Research Partner Model
    • Making It Work: The Role of The Research Partner and An Effective Partnership
    • Ongoing Training, Technical Assistance, and Support
    • Violence Reduction Assessment Tool (VRAT) 

    Agenda
  • FY12- Nashville, TN

    March 26-27, 2013
    Courtyard Nashville Downtown
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Highlights:

    • Guided Group work by Discipline and Site
    • Making It Work: The Role of The Research Partner and An Effective Partnership
    • Background on Research Partnerships
    • Ongoing Training, Technical Assistance, and Support
    • Violence Reduction Assessment Tool (VRAT)  

    Agenda

  • FY11- Beaumont, Texas- PILOT WORKSHOP

    July 10-11, 2012
    Lamar University
    Beaumont, Texas 

    Highlights:

    • Background on Research Partnerships
    • The Research Partner Model
    • Making It Work: The Role of The Research Partner and An Effective Partnership
    • Ongoing Training, Technical Assistance, and Support
    • Intelligence Driven Strategies for Reducing Gun, Gang, and Drug Market Related Violence 

     

    Agenda