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    Data Points: It’s All in the Framing

    Data Points: It’s All in the Framing

    This episode features Senior Project Associate Don Harris, MBA, and discusses key takeaways from his recently published paper, “Exploring the Association Between Suicide Prevention Public Service Announcements and User Comments on YouTube: A Computational Text Analysis Approach.”

    Data Points is an ongoing podcast series produced by Policy Research that discusses research for social change.

    Episode transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/DataPoints-Suicide-Prevention-PSAs-Transcript-508.pdf

    Research paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2023.2203077

    If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 988 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

    • 16 min
    A Year of Change: Reflections on the First Year

    A Year of Change: Reflections on the First Year

    Conversations on Leadership is a series highlighting the leaders within Policy Research. In this series, guests share their thoughts on Policy Research’s work and culture and highlight how they are using the firm’s strategic plan to guide their work and advance the field.

    In this episode, Sarah Desmarais, PhD, reflects on her first year as President of Policy Research, shares the highlights from her first year, how Policy Research’s strategic plan guides her work, the expansion of the firm’s research portfolio, and what’s next for her and the firm.

    Read the transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/CoL4-Transcript-508.pdf

    • 23 min
    Data Points: Breaking the Cycle of Frequent Jail Contact

    Data Points: Breaking the Cycle of Frequent Jail Contact

    This episode features two team members at Policy Research. Senior Research Associate Samantha Zottola, PhD, and Senior Research Associate Lisa Callahan, PhD, discuss key takeaways from their recently finished project, “Understanding and Preventing Frequent Jail Contact.”

    Data Points is an ongoing podcast series produced by Policy Research that discusses research for social change.

    Episode transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/DataPoints-Frequent-Utilizers-Transcript-508.pdf

    Project findings: https://www.prainc.com/resources/population-people-frequent-jail-contact/

    This research was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through the Safety and Justice Challenge Research Consortium, which is managed by the CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance. The Safety and Justice Challenge seeks to reduce over-incarceration and racial disparities by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The research consortium advances criminal justice research grounded in the efforts and data of safety and justice challenge sites. The authors are solely responsible for the content of this podcast. Special thanks to the research team and participating sites for their work and engagement in this project.

    This episode was co-produced and hosted by Holley Davis and co-produced, engineered, and edited by Elianne Paley.

    • 22 min
    Data Points: When Pretrial Risk Assessment Results and Release Recommendations Don’t Add Up

    Data Points: When Pretrial Risk Assessment Results and Release Recommendations Don’t Add Up

    This episode features two Research & Evaluation team members at Policy Research. Senior Research Associate Samantha Zottola, PhD, and Research Associate Kamiya Stewart, PhD, discuss key takeaways from their forthcoming paper, “Pretrial Risk Assessment, Risk Communication, and Racial Bias”

    Data Points is an ongoing podcast series produced by Policy Research that discusses research for social change.

    Transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/DataPoints-RiskAssessment-Transcript-508.pdf

    Study link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00938548231174908

    • 19 min
    Data Points: Money Bail & Pretrial Risk Assessment

    Data Points: Money Bail & Pretrial Risk Assessment

    This episode features two Research & Evaluation team members at Policy Research. Senior Research Associate Samantha Zottola, PhD, and Research Associate Kamiya Stewart, PhD, discuss key takeaways from Dr. Zottola’s recently published paper, “Comparing the Relationships Between Money Bail, Pretrial Risk Scores, and Pretrial Outcomes.”

    Data Points is an ongoing podcast series produced by Policy Research that discusses research for social change.

    Link to research paper: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/lhb0000487

    Link to episode transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/DP-MoneyBail-508.pdf

    • 18 min
    Honor and Service: National Veterans and Military Families Month 2022

    Honor and Service: National Veterans and Military Families Month 2022

    November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, a time to express our gratitude for the service of our nation's Veterans and military families. The theme for Veterans Day, November 11th is honor. In recognition of these observances, the Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, commonly known as the SMVF TA Center, is reflecting on that theme of honor and the work that they do each day serving our nation's service members, Veterans, and their families.

    This episode features three members of the SMVF TA Center team, Co-Director, Duane France, Project Associate Tish Di Leo, and Project Associate Chantel Boudreau. They discuss their service, their family’s service, and the work they do today as part of the SMVF TA Center. Duane and Tish are both retired Army non-commissioned officers and combat Veterans, and Chantel is a Navy Veteran.

    Transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/HonorServiceTranscript.pdf

    • 49 min

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