Taking the Next Steps: Discussing Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice from SURVIVE

Date / Time

June 13, 2019

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the SURVIVE project team as we share our experiences with and findings from our nationwide NIJ funded project, Understanding the Violent Victimization Experiences of Young Men of Color. Meet the team, hear preliminary findings, share with us your expertise and help us plan our next steps. Registration will begin at 1:30 pm and the forum will begin at 2:00 pm. The event is FREE. Registration is on Eventbrite at https://go.uic.edu/SURVIVENextSteps

Principal Investigator: Henrika McCoy, PhD

Co-Investigator: Tim Johnson, PhD

Project Coordinator: Isabel Farrar, MS

Research Assistant: Emalee Pearson, MSW, MPH

FAQs

What does SURVIVE stand for?

SURVIVE: Suburban, Urban, Rural Violence: Investigating Victim Experiences.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need your ticket. We will have a list of attendees at the door.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may reach us at SURVIVE@uic.edu

Can I update my registration information?

Feel free to make any changes and/or cancellations directly through Eventbrite at least one day prior to the event.

Public Transportation Access

Student Center East is located south of the Blue Line, UIC/Halsted stop (430 S. Halsted).

Parking

Parking is available for $11.00 at the Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure (HLPS) – 760 W. Taylor Street. You may enter on Taylor or Halsted.

SURVIVE was a three-year national study funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). As a collaboration between faculty and staff from the Jane Addams College of Social Work and the Survey Research Laboratory, the overarching goal was to increase what we know about young Black males and their victimization experiences. To that end we: 1) developed an instrument that captured data about the victimization experiences of young Black men, 2) are now analyzing that data to better understand those experiences, and 3) will disseminate our findings in order to better inform policy and practice regarding how the criminal justice system responds to young Black men who have been victimized by violence.

This forum is hosted by the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research (Center) whose mission of is to engage in University-community partnerships that advance knowledge about effective social welfare policies, programs, and services and promote social, racial and economic justice.

As a unit of the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center involves faculty and staff in public service and research activities that address the social conditions and needs of urban communities, families and children, and especially those who are poor. The Center conducts research and evaluation studies, analyzes public policies, disseminates research findings, tests new program models and service delivery strategies, and provides assistance to organizational leaders in implementing policy directives.

Publications, community forums, conference presentations and other public appearances, workshops and trainings, and social media are among the different means the Center uses to inform the public and increase awareness of social conditions. The criminal justice system, human rights, and health equity provide the focus for most Center work.