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Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Evaluation and policy analysis

Faculty Members
Jeffrey A. Butts, Juvenile justice
Michael Maxfield, Research methods
Preeti Chauhan, Antisocial behavior
Lila Kazemian, Criminal careers
Jeff Mellow, Substance abuse and reentry
Hung-En Sung, Crime and health policy

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Jeffrey A. Butts, Director
555 West 57th Street, Suite 605
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8486
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 5 affiliat
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    NIJ, OJJDP, New York Div of Crim Justice, New York City Department of Probation, New York City Youth and Family Justice Division, New York Police Department

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    briefings, conferences, media

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    OJJDP, New York Community Trust, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Rudin Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Trust, YouthBuild USA, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

  • Current Projects:
    * 100,000 from Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. to support the research and evaluation focus of YAP
    * $250,000 for the Rudin Research Partnership program.
    * $150,000 from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to assist New York City officials in improving juvenile justice data utilization and expand the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
    * $30,000 from the New York Community Trust for a project on juvenile justice “realignment"
    * $250,000 from the Rudin Foundation to continue the Rudin Fellowship program at REC
    * $75,000 from OJJDP to conduct an implementation assessment of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
    * $1 million from OJJDP for the national evaluation of the Community-Based Violence Prevention demonstration program (CBVP)
    * $80,000 from YouthBuild USA to serve as research and data-collection partner

  • Indirect Cost Rates:
    Not disseminated publicly

  • Organizational policies on the use of collected data:
    We conform to all IRB provisions

  • Organizational policies on publications:
    Web publication is priority, but external publications encouraged

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 5
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 1
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