Advancing Science: The Official Newsletter of the NIJ Director

Director's Newsletter March - Grad Student Travel

It’s a mixed blessing that interest in the return of NIJ’s national research conference is so strong that we’re already at registration capacity.

That said, we’ve reserved 25 slots for graduate students to attend the conference through a scholarship that will cover travel costs.

The deadline to submit is Monday, March 20, 2023, so there’s still time to sneak in an application!


Director's March Newsletter - GRF Podcast

JUST RELEASED: a new Justice Today podcast episode in which I interview Marie Garcia, director of NIJ’s Criminal Justice Systems Division, about her experience with NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship program.

Marie also offers some fantastic tips on the application process for new applicants. The solicitation for the FY23 Graduate Research Fellowship is open until April 25, 2023.


Director's March Newsletter - ACJS Annual Meeting

I’m excited to attend the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 60th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, this year.

I’ll be keynoting alongside BJS Director Alex Piquero this Friday, March 17th in the morning and then we’ll both be on an afternoon panel, “Federal Priorities on Evidence-Based Criminal Justice Reform” with colleagues OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy Solomon, BJA Director Karhlton Moore, OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan, and OVC Director Kristina Rose. Stop by and say hello!

Director's March Newsletter - Janine Zweig

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Janine Zweig has joined NIJ as our new executive science advisor! Janine is a nationally recognized expert with nearly 30 years of experience conducting research, evaluation, policy analysis, and technical assistance on violent victimization (particularly sexual and intimate partner violence), substance use interventions, programming for individuals who are incarcerated and reentering the community, juvenile justice reform, and adolescent and young adult development.

She will be an instrumental part of NIJ’s research strategy with her track record of developing strategic partnerships with practitioners, advocates, policymakers, national-level associations, researchers, and businesses to build knowledge and provide actionable, data-driven guidance. Welcome to the team, Janine!

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