The Third Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy a Success!

SSRP Fellows Academy Dr. Edmund McGarrell

Dr. Edmund McGarrell

The School of Criminal Justice hosted the third Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy in East Lansing on July 19-22, 2016.  The Fellows Academy supports the integration of research into BJA-funded grant programs throughout the Smart Suite.  The Smart Suite represents BJA’s efforts to promote Evidence-Based Practices throughout the criminal justice system with the goal of reducing crime and victimization and improving the fair delivery of justice.  Over 70 individuals participated in the Summer 2016 Academy representing five of BJA’s Smart Suite grant programs.  Twenty leading researchers and practitioners instructed throughout the week including MSU’s Jennifer Cobbina, Merry Morash, and Ed McGarrell.  MSU was honored by the presence and participation of BJA Director Denise O’Donnell, NIJ Principal Deputy Director Howard Spivak, and BJA Senior Policy Advisor Ed Banks (and MSU School of Criminal Justice alum).  Academy participants were guests at a reception at the MSU Broad Museum of Art and were able to enjoy the beautiful MSU campus.


SSRP Fellows Academy Dr. Christopher Melde

Dr. Christopher Melde

SSRP Fellows Academy Director O'Donnell - Senior Policy Advisor Banks

Senior Policy Advisor Banks (left) and Director O’Donnell (right)

2016 SSRP Fellows Academy Group Photo

2016 SSRP Fellows Academy