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Mark L. Joseph, PhD

Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

Faculty Associate, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

Associate Professor


Post-Doctoral Scholar, The University of Chicago

Ph.D., The University of Chicago
M.A., The University of Chicago,
Visiting Scholar, Oxford University
B.A., Harvard University

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 222
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
mark.joseph@case.edu
216-368-3426

About

Mark Joseph is an Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities and a Faculty Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. His general research interests are urban poverty and community development. His current research focuses on mixed-income development as a strategy for addressing urban poverty, with particular attention to transforming public housing developments.  He is the co-author of Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation.

 

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Course List

SASS 411: Nonprofit Leadership Dialogues 
SASS 470: Social Policy
SASS 569: Planning and Implementing Social Change

Mixed-Income Research

Creating mixed-income communities has become one popular policy response to the social isolation and economic and public sector disinvestment that characterize high-poverty neighborhoods in most urban areas. The objective is to attract residents with higher incomes while maintaining affordable and public housing for lower income residents. It is hoped that, through this strategy, housing developments and perhaps entire neighborhoods can be created that provide strong networks to employment and other resources beyond the neighborhood, more effective demand for high quality amenities and public services, and positive role models for youth.

Read more about Mixed-Income Research

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

nimc4The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) is a new resource for research and information about mixed-income communities.
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Affiliations

  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Urban Affairs Association
  • Society for Social Work Research
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management


Recent Publications

Joseph, M. L. (2013). Is mixed-income development an antidote to urban poverty? In Mueller, E. & Tighe, R. (Eds.),  The affordable housing reader.  New York, NY: Routledge.  Reprint.

Joseph, M. L. (2013). Mixed-income symposium summary and response: Implications for antipoverty policy. Cityscape,  15 (2), 215-221.

Chaskin, R. J., Sichling, F. & Joseph, M.L. (2013). Youth in mixed-income communities: Context, dynamics, and response. CITIES. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2013.03.009.

Chaskin, R. J., & Joseph, M. L. (2012). “Positive” gentrification, social inclusion, and the “right to the city” in mixed-income communities: Uses and expectations of space and place. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. On-lline advance publicationDOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2012.01158.x

McCormick, N., Joseph, M.L. & Chaskin, R.J. (2012) The new stigma of relocated public housing residents: Challenges to social identity in mixed-income developments. City and Community. On-line advance publication DOI: 10.1177/1078087412450151

Chaskin, R.J., Khare, A.T., & Joseph, M.L. (2012).  Participation, deliberation, and decision-making:  The dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in mixed-income developments.  Urban Affairs Review,  48(6), 863-906.

Joseph, M. L., & Chaskin, R. J. (2012). Mixed-income developments and low rates of return: Insights from relocated public housing residents in Chicago. Housing Policy Debate, 22 (3),377-406.

Chaskin, R. J., Joseph, M. L., Voelker, S., & Dworsky, A. (2012). Public housing transformation and resident relocation: Comparing destinations and household characteristics in Chicago. Cityscape, 14 (1),183-214

Joseph, M. L. (2011). Reinventing older communities through mixed-income development: What are we learning from Chicago’s public housing transformation? In H. B. Newberger, E.L. Birch, & S. M. Wachter (Eds.), Neighborhood and life changes: How place matters in modern America (pp. 122–139). Philadelphia, PA: Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Chaskin, R. J., & Joseph, M. L. (2011). Relational expectations and emerging reality: The nature of social interaction in mixed-income developments. Journal of Urban Affairs, 32, 209–237.

Joseph, M. L. (2010). Beyond “initiatives” for comprehensive community change: Is there a better way to seek impact and sustainability? In A. C. Kubisch, P. Auspos, P. Brown, & T. Dewar (Eds.), Voices from the field (Vol. III, pp. 154–162), Washington, DC:  The Aspen Institute.

Joseph, M. L. (2010). Creating mixed-income developments in Chicago: Developer and service provider perspectives. Housing Policy Debate, 20(1), 91–118.

Joseph, M. L. (2010), Understanding the economic costs of incarceration for African American males. In W. E. Johnson, Jr., (Ed.), Social work with African-American males: Health, mental health, and policy. New York, NY:  Oxford University Press.

Chaskin, R.J., & Joseph, M. L. (2010). Building “community” in mixed-income developments: Assumptions, approaches, and early experiences. Urban Affairs Review, 45, 299–335.

Chupp, M. G., & Joseph M. L. (2010). Getting the most out of service learning: Maximizing student, university and community impact. Journal of Community Practice, 18,190–212.

Joseph, M. L., &. Chaskin, R.J. (2010). Living in a mixed-income development: Resident perceptions of the benefits and disadvantages at two developments in Chicago. Urban Studies, 47, 2347–2366.

Smith, R. E., Kingsley, G. T., Cunningham, M. K., Popkin, S. J., Dumlao, K., Ellen, I. J., Joseph, M. L., &  McKoy, D. (2010). Monitoring success in choice neighborhoods: A proposed approach to performance measurement. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.

Joseph, M. L., & Feldman, J. (2009). Creating and sustaining successful mixed-income communities: Conceptualizing the role of schools. Education & Urban Society. 41, 623–652.

Recent Presentations

Joseph, M.L. (March, 2013). Dynamics of Mixed-Income Communities. Office of Policy Development and Research Quarterly Housing Update, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.

Fischer, R. L., Joseph, M. J., & Chupp, M. C. (October, 2012). Evaluation and learning in community change: Insights from a mixed-methods study of a mixed-income community in Akron. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Research & Training Methods Colloquium, Cleveland, OH.

Joseph, M. L. (September, 2012). Mixed-Income development as a neoliberal policy experiment: New challenges to cross-sector collaboration.  Presentation at the After the Crisis Housing Policy Conference, New York City, New York.

Creating mixed-income communities has become one popular policy response to the social isolation and economic and public sector disinvestment that characterize high-poverty neighborhoods in most urban areas. The objective is to attract residents with higher incomes while maintaining affordable and public housing for lower income residents. It is hoped that, through this strategy, housing developments and perhaps entire neighborhoods can be created that provide strong networks to employment and other resources beyond the neighborhood, more effective demand for high quality amenities and public services, and positive role models for youth. Mixed-Income Development in Chicago: Case Studies

Description:
We know very little about the impact on residents of living in a mixed-income development, or of how they differ from public housing residents living in other housing circumstances. This research projects focuses on investigating the strategies and effectiveness of strategies used to build community in mixed-income developments, residents’ experiences in a mixed income development, and the impact of mixed-income developments on residents’ lives.

Research Grants:
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Ford Foundation/Heartland Alliance

Research Briefs:
Building Community in Mixed-Income Developments

Living in a Mixed-Income Development: Resident Perceptions of Benefits and Disadvantages

The Nature of Social Interaction in Mixed-Income Developments

Whose Space? Whose Rules? Social Challenges in Mixed-Income Developments

Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation: What happened to the Residents?

Why Do So Few Residents Return to Mixed-Income Developments? Insights into Resident Decision-Making

Jazz on the Boulevard Case Study

Description:
This research project is a long-term case study of Jazz on the Boulevard, one of the first planned mixed-income developments being created as part of the CHA ‘s 1999 Plan for Transformation. In-depth, qualitative interviews of residents, service providers and developers, and a comparison group of individuals describe what motivated residents to choose to live in a mixed-income development, their perception of the neighborhood ‘s role in their lives, how the development effects social capital, networks, and social organizations, and what roles various members of the community play.

Research Grants:
Rockefeller Foundation
Case Western Research University

Research Highlights:
Highlight 1: Movers versus non-movers: Who are they?
Highlight 2: The resident population at Jazz
Highlight 3: Understanding the choice to live at Jazz
Highlight 4: Resident perspectives on mixed-income development
Highlight 5: Early resident experiences: General satisfaction
Highlight 6: Early social relations at Jazz

Joseph, Mark.  Early Resident Experiences at a New Mixed-Income Development in Chicago.  Journal of Urban Affairs. 30:3, 229-257. Find it here

Mixed-Income Development in Chicago: Developer and Service Provider Perspectives

Description:
This research project is an investigation into possibilities and challenges faced by development teams in transforming public housing into mixed-income development communities.

Research Grants:
Rockefeller Foundation

Joseph, Mark L. Forthcoming.  Creating Mixed-Income Developments in Chicago: Developer and Service Provider Perspectives.  Housing Policy Debate. Available here **

Faith-Based Mentoring Demonstration Evaluation

Description:
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development selected the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) as one of the three sites nationally to implement a mentoring demonstration program. The goal of this program is to test a means of providing additional support for public housing residents who have been relocated as part of a HOPE VI redevelopment by partnering residents with mentors who are recruited through faith-based and community-based organizations. This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of the program, explore experiences of participants, and the perspectives of mentors and staff members of participating institutions.

Research grants:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Chicago Housing Authority

** Author Posting. (c) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for personal use, not for redistribution.  
The definitive version was published in Housing Policy Debate, Volume 20 Issue 1, January 2010.   Find it here 


These research briefs were produced as a part of the Mixed-Income Development Study in collaboration with the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Building Community in Mixed-Income Developments
The creation of mixed-income developments, with housing for residents of a variety of social and economic backgrounds, is central to the “Plan for Transformation” of public housing in Chicago. One view of mixed-income developments is that they are about  more than building quality housing: they are about rebuilding urban neighborhoods. This goal is often talked about in terms of “building community.” But how is this task being defined, and what are reasonable expectations for building community in mixed-income developments?

Full Brief

Summary of Findings

Living in a Mixed-Income Development: Resident Perceptions of Benefits and Disadvantages 
This brief focuses on early resident experiences in two mixed-income development, Oakwood Shores and Westhaven Park, which are part of the City of Chicago’s “Plan for Transformation.” We investigate how different residents–relocated public housing renters, two affordable and market-rate renters, and affordable and market-rate owners– perceive the early benefits and disadvantages of living in a mixed-income development. Respondents’ reflections about their early experiences in the new mixed-income developments focus on the following four areas:

  • Physical environment and quality of life
  • Emotional health and stress
  • Social relations among residents
  • Financial implications

Full Brief

Summary of Findings

The Nature of Social Interaction in Mixed-Income Developments
This brief focuses on early social relations in two mixed-income developments, Oakwood Shores and Westhaven Park, that are part of the City of Chicago’s “Plan for Transformation.” We investigate how different residents–relocated public housing residents, two affordable and market-rate renters, and affordable and market-rate owners– describe and assess their social interactions with their neighbors. We first discuss three main types of interaction among residents:

  • Casual relations among neighbors
  • “Instrumental” exchanges of information or favors
  • Negative interactions

We then explore how these interactions compare to where residents used to live. Finally, we analyze barriers and challenges to interaction.

Full Brief

Summary of Findings

Whose Space? Whose Rules? Social Challenges in Mixed-Income Developments 
This brief focuses in particular on the challenges raised in negotiating the uses and expectations of space in three mixed-income developments that are a part of Chicago’s Plan for Transformation. We explore residents’ perspectives on crime, safety, and disorder in the three developments, the kinds of behavioral expectations and cultural assumptions that lie behind these perspectives, and the ways in which formal rules, enforcement, and perceptions of fairness impact dynamics around these issues.

Full Brief

Summary of Findings

Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation: What Happened to the Residents?
Twelve years after the start of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation, more than 16,000 families have been relocated into a variety of housing contexts with the stated goals of reducing concentrated poverty, revitalizing neighborhoods, and improving well-being, but questions remain about what has happened to the residents. Where did families end up? Are different types of households moving to different housing contexts? Does family well-being differ based on housing type? This brief explores these issues.

Full Brief

Summary of Findings

Why Do So Few Residents Return to Mixed-Income Developments? Insights into Resident Decision-Making? 
In this brief, we explore the factors that influenced relocated public housing residents’ decisions to return or not return to a mixed-income development. Through interviews with relocated public housing residents of three mixed-income developments in Chicago- Jazz on the Boulevard, Oakwood Shores, and Westhaven Park- as well as a group of residents who chose not to return, we find that the following issues significantly influenced resident decision-making:

  • Attachment to place and people
  • Time pressures and other constraints
  • Anticipated benefits from the mixed-income environment
  • Trade-offs and risks associated with moves to mixed-income development

Full Brief

Summary of Findings

Participation and Decision-Making in Mixed-Income Developments: Who Has a Say?
A major policy focus over the past two decades has been support for housing policies designed to deconcentrate poverty, remake public housing, and promote the development of mixed-income communities in place of the most deteriorated and problematic public housing developments. Part of the argument for these policies concerns the promise of inclusion and the benefits that should accrue to low-income, relocated public housing residents by integrating them into safe, well-functioning, and better connected neighborhoods. This brief focuses on one aspect of inclusion: low-income residents’ participation in the deliberative and decision-making processes that shape the nature of community life in mixed-income developments (for example, with regard to design, amenities, eligibility requirements, service provision, resource allocation, norms of behavior, and rules).

Mixed Income Development

Chaskin, R., Khare, A. and Mark L. Joseph. 2012. Participation, Deliberation, and Decision-Making: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Mixed-Income Developments. Urban Affairs Review. 48:5. Find it here

Chaskin, R., Joseph, M.L., Voelker, S., and Amy Dworsky. 2012. Public Housing Transformation and Resident Relocation: Comparing Destinations and Household Characteristics in Chicago. Cityscape. 14:1. Available here

Joseph, Mark L. 2011. Reinventing Older Communities Through Mixed-Income Development: What Are We Learning from Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation?  In H. B. Newberger, E.L. Birch, & S. M.  Wachter (Eds.), Neighborhood and life changes: How place matters in modern America (pp. 122-139). Philadelphia, PA: Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Chaskin, Robert J., and Mark L. Joseph. 2011. Social Interaction in Mixed-Income Developments: Relational Expectations and Emerging Reality. Journal of Urban Affairs. 00:0, 1-29. Available here

Smith, Robin E., G. Thomas Kingsly, Mary K. Cunningham, Susan J. Popkin, Kassie Dumlao, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Mark Joseph, and Deborah McKoy. 2010. Monitoring Success in Choice Neighborhoods: A Proposed Approach to Performance Measurement. The Urban Institute. Available here  and Find it here

Joseph, Mark L. and Robert J. Chaskin. 2010. Living in a Mixed-Income Development: Resident Perceptions of the Benefits and Disadvantages of Two Development in Chicago. Urban Studies. 47:11. Find it here

Joseph, Mark. 2010.  Creating Mixed-Income Developments in Chicago: Developer and Service Provider Perspectives.  Housing Policy Debate.  Available here**

Chaskin, Robert J. and Mark L. Joseph.  2010.  Building “Community” in Mixed-Income Developments: Assumptions, Approaches, and Early Experiences. Urban Affairs Review. 45, 299-335. Available FREE here

de Souza Briggs, Xavier, Greg Duncan, Katherine Edin, Mark Joseph, Robert D. Mare, John Mollenkopf, et al. 2009. Research Design for the Study of Mixed-Income Housing. UC Los Angeles: California Center for Population Research. Find it here     

Joseph, Mark and Jessica Feldman. 2009. Creating and Sustaining Successful Mixed-Income Communities: Conceptualizing the Role of Schools. Education and Urban Society. 41:6, 623-652. Find it here

Joseph, Mark. In press. Reinventing Older Communities Through Mixed-Income Development: What Are We Learning From Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation?  In Susan Wachter et. al. ed. Reinventing Older Communities: How Does Place Matter? University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph, Mark. 2008.  Early Resident Experiences at a New Mixed-Income Development in Chicago.  Journal of Urban Affairs.  30:3, 229-257.  Find it here

Joseph, Mark L., Robert J. Chaskin and Henry S. Webber. 2007.  The Theoretical Basis for Addressing Poverty Through Mixed-Income Development.  Urban Affairs Review. 42:3, 369-409.  Find it here

Joseph, Mark. 2006.  Is Mixed-Income Development an Antidote to Urban Poverty?  Housing Policy Debate. 17:2, 209-234.  Find it here

Comprehensive Community Development

Joseph, Mark and Renae Ogletree. 1998. Community Organizing and Comprehensive Community Initiatives. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 25:1, 71-80.   Find it here

Chaskin, Robert J., Mark L. Joseph and Selma Chipenda-Dansokho. 1997. Implementing Comprehensive Community Development: Possibilities and Limitations. Social Work, 42:5, 435-444.  Reprinted in Patricia Ewalt, Edith M. Freeman, and Dennis L. Poole, eds, 1998. Community Building: Renewal, Well-Being, and Shared Responsibility. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Social Work Press.   Find it here

Kubisch, Anne, Prue Brown, Robert Chaskin, Janice Hirota, Mark Joseph, Harold Richman and Michelle Roberts. 1997. Voices from the Field: Learning from Comprehensive Community Initiatives. Washington, D.C.: The Aspen Institute.   Find it here

Prisoner Reentry

Joseph, Mark.  In press.  Understanding the Economic Costs of Incarceration for African American Males.  In Waldo Johnson, Jr. ed. Social Work and Social Welfare Responses to African American Males.  Oxford University Press.

Joseph, Mark. 2003. The Impact of Arrests on Earnings: Evidence from the National Youth Survey.  Chicago Policy Review, 7:1, 47-6.

** Author Posting. (c) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for personal use, not for redistribution.
The definitive version was published in Housing Policy Debate, Volume 20 Issue 1, January 2010. Find it here  


Wall Street Journal Online San Francisco Bay Area edition:
Key Goal Delayed at Hunters View New Units Will Be Ready Soon but Initial Ones Won’t Be Sold at Market Rates, Setting Back Plan for Mixed-Income Community (2012)

Insight Labs:
Make Mistakes Ahead of Time (2012)

Salon:
Chicago’s Housing Experiment (2012)

PD&R Edge:
Well-Being of Relocated Subsidized Households in Chicago (2012)

Case Western Reserve University News Feature:
East Cleveland Service-Learning Experience Offers Educational, Community Lessons (2011)

The University of Chicago Magazine:
Mixed Results: SSA researcher Robert Chaskin talks to new residents of mixed-income communities (2010)

The New York Times: 
A Wish for More Community in Mixed-Income Units (2010)

CBC Radio One:
Learning from Mixed Income Housing Projects in the States (2010)

Insight and Action: Faculty Research and Training Initiatives
Study of mixed-income developments in Chicago offers insights for future anti-poverty initiatives (2010)

Chicago WBEZ Radio:
Mixed Results on Mixed-Income Chicago Public Housing (2009)

The Hamilton Spectator:
Mixed housing: Concept becoming more popular in the hope it will prevent ghettos (2009)

MultiFamily Executive:
Behind the Facade (2009)

Case Western Reserve University News Feature:
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School Assistant Professor Testifies on Public Housing Research (2009)
[View video of testimony
here ; Mark Joseph feature begins at 46:26]
[View prepared written testimony
here ]

Chicago Tribune:
CHA Mixed-Income Building has Class Clash (2009)

Chicago WBEZ Radio:
Social Tensions Rise at Chicago Housing Authority Mixed-Income Development (2009)

University of Chicago News Feature:
A New Home: Building Community in Chicago’s New Mixed-Income Public Housing (2009)

Hyde Park Herald:
An Uneasy Mix: U. of C. researchers look at CHA’s mixed-income communities (2009)

Chicago WBEZ Radio:
Public Housing Residents Learn the Rules for Mixed Income (2008)

Case Western Reserve University Video Feature:
Around Campus (2008)
[Mark Joseph feature begins at 6:04]

American Radioworks:
After the Projects: The Uncertain Future of Public Housing (2008)

Case Western News Feature:
Urban Affairs Award for Mixed-Income Research Paper (2008)

Case Western Research Brochure:
Mixed-Income and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School (2007)

Dean’s Announcement of Appointment (2006)

Mark Joseph in the News:


Ghana as a Beacon in Turbulent Times: Strategies for Effective Inter-Religious Peacebuilding

Nov 21 2016

abdulsalam-mohammed-ghana-presentation

Abdulsalam Mohammed, Community Solutions Program

Prof. Mark Joseph, Respondent

Monday, November 28, 2016
7:00-8:00pm
Mandel Community Studies Building, Room 105
11235 Bellflower Rd.
Case Western Reserve University

1 PD Hour

 

Ghana is seen as a beacon of peace globally because of its long-standing history of inter-religious peace and harmony; however, the country has seen its fair share of conflict and tension in the past and there are still flash points within various religious groups.  Abdulsalam Mohammed is a senior nursing officer, a researcher and a peace ambassador working to bridge the gap among Muslim sects in Ghana. He works towards tolerance and peace promotion through research, national dialogue, advocacy and consultation. This presentation will highlight six key strategies and factors that are effective in peace building and conflict resolution with special references to Muslim communities in Ghana.

Dr. Mark Joseph, Mandel School professor of community practice, has lived in or visited ten different African countries with varying levels of religious diversity and spent seven months living in Ghana with his family in 2014. He will be leading a Case Western Reserve travel study course to Ghana in May 2017 which is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.


2016-2017 Research Colloquia Series Announced

Sep 8 2016

Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Training at the Mandel School, announced the 2016-2017 Research and Training Colloquia. Part of the Centennial Speaker Series, this year’s colloquia will feature the Mandel School’s own groundbreaking research. The events are free, open to all, and include lunch. Those who want CEUs may purchase them ($10 for alumni; $25 for non-alumni). Students will receive PD hours for each colloquium and can visit with speakers immediately following their presentations.

All of the events are from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Mandel Community Studies Center (11402 Bellflower) Room 108 unless otherwise noted. The 2016-2017 colloquia are:

Longitudinal Study of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure:  Methodological Issues and Findings
Wednesday, September 21 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  | Mandel Community Studies Center Room 115

Dr. Gale Richardson from the University of Pittsburgh will discuss the methodological issues involved in studying drug use during pregnancy at a Distinguished Lecture Series event on Wednesday, September 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Mandel Community Studies Center. She will describe her longitudinal study of prenatal cocaine exposure and highlight some of the findings from this 25-year program of research.

Gale A. Richardson, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Over an academic career spanning 30 years, she has published numerous peer reviewed articles on the developmental effects of prenatal cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana exposure and has an extensive record of NIH-funded research and training grants.

Career Trajectories for Women in Academic Research

As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Gale Richardson will meet with students, faculty and staff to describe her career trajectory in academic research and will lead an informal discussion on factors to consider in choosing a career path. This event is on Thursday, September 22, at noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at the Tinkham Veale University Center on campus.


Sexual Assault Kits:  Changing What We Know About Rape
Friday, October 28 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Starting in 2013, the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Task Force began investigating and prosecuting cases from approximately 5,000 previously unsubmitted SAKs from 1993 to 2010. For the Cuyahoga County SAK Pilot Research Project, a research team at the Begun Center at the Mandel School coded a random sample of 243 SAKs with completed investigations and either resulted in prosecution or were not pursued due to insufficient evidence. This presentation will provide an overview of the issue with unsubmitted SAKs, key findings from the research, and how these findings are being used to inform and reform rape investigations and prosecutions.

Featuring:
Rachel Lovell, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Daniel Flannery, PhD, Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Misty Luminais, PhD, Senior Research Associate and Project Coordinator, Social Justice Institute


Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction:  A Remedy That Needs More Than Medicine
Friday, November 11 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A report of data from the Begun Center’s evaluation of certified drug courts in Ohio, a state that has realized large increases in opioid-related morbidity and mortality. Their sample of 404 drug court participants at intake suggests a variety of comorbid problems including mental illness, violence exposure, serious health risk behaviors and low educational, housing and employment statuses. The results will be discussed in the contexts of clinical programs and state/national policy.

Featuring:
Margaret Baughman Sladky, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Mark Singer, PhD, Leonard W. Mayo Professor of Family and Child Welfare and Deputy Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education


Use of Community Data by Nonprofits:  Opportunities and Challenges
Friday, January 27 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nonprofit organizations strive to build and serve the community in a variety of ways. A relatively new development to assist nonprofits with this critical task is the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that incorporate data assembled from area nonprofit organizations. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with 18 sites in the U.S. that have adopted a prominent GIS application, this presentation explores the reasons why nonprofits adopt these systems, their inclusion of various stakeholders in their launch, and the challenges for sustaining GIS use.

Featuring:
Robert Fischer, PhD, Research Professor; Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development; Faculty Director of the Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) Program.


Consensus-based Assessment Tool of Community Readiness and Capacity for Farmers’ Market Implementation
Friday, February 10 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nutrition-related policy, system, and environmental (PSE) change interventions such as farmers’ markets have been recommended as effective strategies for promoting healthy diet for chronic disease prevention. Tools are needed to assess community readiness and capacity factors influencing successful farmers’ market implementation among diverse practitioners in different contexts. The goal of this presentation is to describe a multiphase consensus modeling approach used to develop a diagnostic tool for assessing community readiness and capacity to implement farmers’ market interventions among public health and community nutrition practitioners working with low-income populations in diverse contexts. Findings illuminate a range of implementation factors influencing farmers’ market PSE interventions and offer guidance for tailoring intervention delivery based on levels of community, practitioner, and organizational readiness and capacity.

Featuring:
Eun Lye Lee, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine
Darcy Friedman, PhD, Associate Professor, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine
Jarrod Dalton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


Navigating HIPAA, FERPA and the IRB:  Leverage Big Data to Better Serve Children and Families
Friday, February 24 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Integrated data systems (IDS) provide significant value for needs identification, program planning, and evaluation across a broad range of social issues. In this colloquium, we highlight lessons learned about the use of Protected Health Information (PHI) from two research studies: 1) a county-funded evaluation of early childhood mental health service receipt, and 2) a longitudinal analysis of the association between lifetime lead exposure and kindergarten readiness.

Featuring:
Elizabeth Anthony, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
Robert Fischer, PhD, Researcher Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development


Cleveland Effective Neighboring Project
Friday, March 24 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

“Effective neighboring” is the process of neighbors from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds, establishing a level of familiarity and shared expectations that enable them to live comfortably together. The goal of this project is to learn from existing examples of effective neighboring in Cleveland and determine how to promote and sustain it in more areas of our city and other cities.

Featuring:
Mark Joseph, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities
Mark Chupp, PhD, Assistant Professor; Director, International Education Program


Mark Joseph to Present at National Press Club May 23

May 10 2016

mark joseph cropped with handsThe Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and The Annie E. Casey Foundation are hosting a discussion and book signing in honor of Associate Professor Mark Joseph, who is a CSSP Senior Fellow, and his co-author, University of Chicago Professor Robert Chaskin, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 23, at 5:00 p.m. REGISTER HERE

Their recently published book, Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed Income Housing Transformation, explores what it takes to design, finance and build a mixed-income development with the aim of creating a thriving community. This new work, based on years of research on the transformation of public housing in Chicago, illuminates the successes and challenges of this approach as a solution to urban poverty.

The panel discussion with the authors will be hosted by Frank Farrow, CSSP Director, with Katherine O’Regan, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, and Ryan Chao, Annie E. Casey Foundation Vice President for Civic Sites and Community Change.

The discussion will be followed by a reception for the authors and book signing. The event is free and open to all.