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Criminal justice research

Building the Evidence Base

October 2022

What is evidence-based research? Why is it important to measure program activities and impacts and what are some strategies to do so? How can research be used to support engagement and empowerment for historically marginalized and underserved communities? Find answers in an recorded discussion moderated by Linda A. Seabrook, Senior Counsel for Racial Justice & Equity for OJP, with a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

NIJ Director La Vigne Addresses the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing

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Portrait of NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D.
NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D.

hank you, Renee [Mitchell, ASEBP Executive Board Member]. And thanks to American University for hosting us – and of course all the conference sponsors. I am so pleased to be able to join you all today. This is a special opportunity to reach an important audience of applied policing researchers.

Now, I have never professed to be a policing expert. But policing research has...

In Acceptance of the SEARCH 2022 Justice Policy Leadership Award

NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D., gives acceptance speech at 2022 SEARCH Meeting
NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D.

Thank you, Dave, and thanks to the SEARCH Board for choosing me as this year’s recipient of the Justice Policy Leadership Award. I am tremendously honored. I also want to thank the wait staff here for taking such good care of us this evening — please join me in thanking them all!

If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time that SEARCH has awarded...