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High School Students

High School Students' Perceptions of Police Vary by Student Race and Ethnicity: New Research Findings

Learn how high school students in California schools perceive school-based law enforcement and police in their communities.

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluation

Justice & Prevention Research Center

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Scale-Up: Study of Four States

This report documents how four states have scaled-up the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, summarizes lessons learned from implementation, and presents key findings that can inform practice and guide future scale-ups.

Health & safetyJustice

School Improvement

February Focus: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating leadership talent to tapping federal funding opportunities — to create school improvement.

AssessmentCommon CoreEnglish learnersEquityFamilyHealth & safetyJusticeLeadershipTeachers and leaders

Anthony Petrosino

WestEd's Anthony Petrosino Receives the 2018 Robert Boruch Award

WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino is the recipient of the prestigious Robert Boruch Award for Distinctive Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy. This award, given by the Campbell Collaboration, recognizes and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy in areas such as criminal justice, education, and social welfare.

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JPRC

WestEd Will Lead Evaluation of Critical Training for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program

WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center is recipient of a significant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to evaluate training provided to police investigators assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluationviolence prevention

Creating a More Positive, Connected School Climate

Learn about a student-led effort to break down barriers and implement restorative justice practices in Louisiana’s largest school district.

EquityFamily engagementHealth & safetyJusticeSchool climateSchools and districtsviolence prevention

hat Do We Know About the Effects of School-Based Law Enforcement on School Safety?

New Research Brief Examines School Police and School Safety

Does having a police presence make schools safer for students, teachers, and staff?

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluationResourceSchool climateSchools and districts

Anthoy Petrosino

Join WestEd at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Symposium

The symposium will be held at George Mason University on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

EventHealth & safetyJusticePolicyResearch and evaluationSchool climateSchools and districts

WestEd Published Articles

Review of Evidence-Based Registries Relevant to Crime Prevention

WestEd's Claire Morgan and Anthony Petrosino coauthored the review.

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluation

Anthoy Petrosino

Increase Safety for All Children, Adults, Schools, and Communities

Learn about the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center's mission to promote positive school environments.

Health & safetyJusticeResearch and evaluationSchool climateviolence prevention