© 2019 by the Inter-University Network of Criminal Justice Research Centers

The information contained herein is provided to the Inter-University Network of Criminal Justice Research Centers by its members. For additional information, please contact the individual member centers. 

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Director: Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D.

Website: https://JohnJayREC.nyc

Mailing Address: 

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 West 59th Street, Suite BMW605

New York, NY 10019

Phone:  212.237.8302

Email:   mailbox@JohnJayREC.nyc

The John Jay Research and Evaluation Center (JohnJayREC) is an applied research organization and part of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. We provide members of the academic community with opportunities to respond to the research needs of justice practitioners in the city, New York State, and the nation. 

At any given time, the Center is working on several projects designed to discover, test, and improve programs and policies related to the justice system. Since 2010, the Center has managed $30 Million in grants and contracts and our work has taken us to California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee among other states as well as Belize, Chile, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. The Center operates under the supervision of John Jay College’s Office for the Advancement of Research. 

Sample Publications

Butts, Jeffrey A., John K. Roman, Angela Silletti, Anthony Vega, and Wogod Alawlaqi (2019). Measurement Plan and Analytic Strategies for Evaluating the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety. MAP Evaluation Update 2. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2018). Gun Violence is not an “Inner City” Problem. JohnJayREC DataBit 2018-01. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Butts, Jeffrey A. and John K. Roman (2018). Good Questions: Building Evaluation Evidence in a Competitive Policy Environment. Justice Evaluation Journal, 1(1): 15-31.

Evans, Douglas and Anthony Vega (2018). Critical Care: The Important Role of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs. In Denormalizing Violence: A Series of Reports From the John Jay College Evaluation of Cure Violence Programs in New York City. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Butts, Jeffrey A., Emily Pelletier, and Lila Kazemian (2018). Positive Outcomes: Strategies for Assessing the Progress of Youth Involved in the Justice System. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Roman, Caterina G., Hannah J. Klein, and Kevin T. Wolff (2017). Quasi-experimental Designs for Community-level Public Health Violence Reduction Interventions: A Case Study in the Challenges of Selecting the Counterfactual. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 14(2): 155-185.

Evans, Douglas N., Emily Pelletier, and Jason Szkola (2017). Education in Prison and the Self-Stigma: Empowerment Continuum. Crime & Delinquency, 64(2): 255-280.

Delgado, Sheyla A., Laila Alsabahi, Kevin Wolff, Nicole Alexander, Patricia Cobar, and Jeffrey A. Butts (2017). The Effects of Cure Violence in the South Bronx and East New York, Brooklyn. In Denormalizing Violence: A Series of Reports From the John Jay College Evaluation of Cure Violence Programs in New York City. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Evans, Douglas, Megan O’Toole, and Jeffrey A. Butts (2017). Savings Rate: How Wraparound Advocacy May Reduce the Consequences and Costs of State Commitment for Justice-Involved Youth. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.