Turning Innovative Ideas Into Reality

Page/Rice Camera Initiative

We collaborated with the Baton Rouge Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Foundation to write a proposal for federal funding to offer support to homeowners and businesses in high crime areas of Baton Rouge. The resulting project is a federally funded initiative wherein at least 22 crime cameras will be provided at no cost to homeowners and businesses in areas most affected by violent crime. As research partner for the awarded project, we will be providing technical assistance and conducting a process and outcome evaluation based on the goals and objectives of the program.  Read More  →

Veterans Treatment Court

Evaluation of a federally funded program to establish a Veterans Treatment Court in East Baton Rouge Parish. The VTC will are designed to provide opportunities for justice-involved veterans to receive treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health diagnoses, which are often a result of their service to this country. Read More 

Baton Rouge Mental Health Response Team

We are working with the Baton Rouge Police Department and Capital Area Human Services to evaluate a $750k award from the BJA Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. Funding will be used to deploy a a police officer-social worker team tasked with providing case management services to individuals with high levels of repeat mental health related calls for service. Read More  →

Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative

Police Departments in Baton Rouge, LA, Natchez, MS, and Biloxi MS were each awarded $150,000 to enhance the technological infrastructure in their respective jurisdictions. More information soon  →

Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

$1,000,000 awarded to the Baton Rouge Police Department on September 29, 2019. Read More →

Strategies for Policing Innovation

$699,831 awarded to the Baton Rouge Police Department on September 11, 2019Read More  →

School Violence Reporting

Evaluation of a federal grant to develop an anonymous mobile reporting app for students in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

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School Violence Prevention

Evaluation of a federal grant to upgrade the security systems at 10 schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System. Read More  

21st Century Learning

Evaluation of STEAM POWER,  a 21st Century Community Learning Center at four public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish . Read More  

Project Safe Neighborhood

Providing resources for law enforcement to respond to gun shots detected by ShotSpotter technology. Read More 

Body Worn Camera Program Implementation

Evaluation of the implementation of the BRPD body worn camera program that began in 2017. Read More  

Advanced Crime Response Center

We are working with local law enforcement to design and deploy a real time crime center in Baton Rouge. Check back for additional details.