Community-Campus Partnership Support
Round 5 Awardees – Summer/Fall 2020
“Collaborating with Local Agencies to Initiate Preliminary Design and Development of a Shared Human Trafficking Database”
NAU Lead Academic Partners: Brooke de Heer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Community Partner: Kate Wyatt, MSW, Director of Human Trafficking Services, Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking (within Northland Family Help Center)
Goal of Partnership: Collaborate on preliminary steps to begin development of a shared database that will house human trafficking information collected by various organizations.
Funding Period: June 30, 2020 to June 29, 2021
“Exploring Positive Supports to Enhance the Sexual Development of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities through Community Partnership”
NAU Lead Academic Partner: James Ingram, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Education
Community Partner: Monica Attridge, Chief Executive Officer, Hozhoni Foundation, Inc.
Goal of Partnership: Enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing support for the acquisition of safe and healthy sexual development and habits and stirring discussions that act to disrupt the preconceived notions which isolate this population from receiving needed information to live as fully developed sexual human beings.
Funding Period: August 17, 2020 to August 16, 2021
“Exploring the Role of Innovative Housing Initiatives on Reducing Recidivism and Improving Health Outcomes in Northern Arizona”
NAU Lead Academic Partner: Emily Schneider, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Community Partner: Cory Runge, MA, Director of Housing and Training, The NARBHA Institute
Goal of Partnership: Establish relationships with local organizations working on housing and its intersections with healthcare and the criminal justice system to brainstorm and discuss creative housing-based solutions to the problems of recidivism and substance abuse. Moreover, identify effective measures to direct individuals struggling with homelessness and substance abuse away from the criminal justice system and towards the healthcare systems as well as other social services.
Funding Period: October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021