Local Action Research Partners

Local Action Research Partners (LARPs) provide strategic, analytic, and research support to individual Shannon CSI sites. LARPs inform the site program director, funded program partners and other program stakeholders as to emerging and relevant evidence-based and best practices research, specific to comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approaches like the OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model. LARPs support the Shannon CSI site in researching, developing and implementing the community risk assessment to be used for identifying Shannon eligible youth and strategies or gaps in services needed to address the specific gang violence problem.

Boston

Megan Denver, Northeastern University / Anthony Braga, University of Pennsylvania

Links: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/sccj/, https://crimejusticelab.org/

Brockton

Jennifer Hartsfield and Robert Grantham, Bridgewater State University

Link: https://www.bridgew.edu/

Fall River

Jasmine Jackson and Amanda Coscia, Community Resources for Justice

Link: ttps://www.crj.org/

Fitchburg/Gardner 

Dara Drawbridge, UMass Chan Medical School

Link: https://www.umassmed.edu/

Haverhill/Methuen

Chris Harris, UMass Lowell

Link: https://www.uml.edu/

Holyoke/Chicopee

Mike Krezmien, UMass Amherst

Link: https://www.umass.edu/

Lawrence

Chris Harris, UMass Lowell

Link: https://www.uml.edu/

Lowell

Robin Toof, UMass Lowell

Link: https://www.uml.edu/

Lynn

Ann Koshivas and Rachel Roesler, North Shore Community College

Link https://www.northshore.edu/

Metro Mayors (MAPC)

Shea Warren Cronin and Danielle Rousseau, Boston University

Link: https://www.bu.edu/

New Bedford

Sean Varano, Roger Williams University

Link: https://www.rwu.edu/

Pittsfield

Lisa Barao and Tim Nixon, Westfield State University

Link: https://www.westfield.ma.edu/

Springfield

Joseph Gustafson, Salem State University

Link: https://www.salemstate.edu

Taunton/Attleboro

Pamela Kelley, Kelley Research Associates

Link: https://www.cimspublicsafety.com/kelley-research-associates

Worcester

Jennifer Safford-Farquharson and Laurie Ross, Clark University

Link: https://www.clarku.edu/