Evidence Generation

pfisymp2_181Evidence Generation is the online home of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduate Research Fellows work with youth justice agencies in New York City to identify, confront, and resolve the challenges they face in building compelling evidence of their effectiveness. Research Fellows occasionally assist agencies with evaluation tasks, but their primary mission is to prepare and empower agencies to generate better evidence. Organizations are not charged for their affiliation.The Evidence Generation initiative is supported by grants that cover the costs of the Research Fellows and all other staff and faculty involved in the initiative. The initiative has included two types of fellowships: Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellows funded by the Pinkerton Foundation of New York and Rudin Fellows in Applied Justice Research supported by Mr. Jack Rudin and the Rudin family foundations of New York City.

The Research & Evaluation Center is very interested in growing the scale and impact of the Evidence Generation initiative. For a relatively small investment, additional foundation partners are invited to support other fellowships that would be named for the new funding source and become part of the larger initiative.