U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta addresses the NIJ 2023 Research Conference
U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta helped welcome attendees and stressed the importance of research in addressing the public safety challenges we face today. "Research has shown us the value of diversion and alternatives to detention as ways to improve outcomes and increase public safety. Research has played a key role in shifting the full burden of responding to behavioral health issues away from law enforcement and toward trained treatment providers in appropriate cases. And research has helped us take note of the power of community-based actors in securing public health and safety."