With public safety considered to be one of the primary responsibilities of municipalities and governments, it is essential that leaders and personnel have up-to-date information and data to ensure the well-being of their citizens.
The Institute works directly with emergency and public safety agencies to provide a full range of services including program evaluation, collecting statistical and survey data, and implementation of plan development. Recently, our team conducted a continuation of government operations study for the Indianapolis-Marion County Emergency Management Agency.
Designing and implementing effective traffic safety policies requires data-driven analysis of traffic collisions. To help in the policy-making process, the Indiana University Center for Criminal Justice Research (part of PPI) collaborates with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to analyze vehicle crash data from the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), maintained by the...
Behavioral Health Court Impacts on Mental Health in the Marion County Criminal Justice System
Research has shown for many years that, nationally, persons with mental illness are disproportionately represented in jail and prison. The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes the high prevalence of people with mental and substance use disorders involved with the justice system as a priority and has developed a range of policy initiatives, programs,...
Regional Emergency Management Resources and Capability Study: Indiana District 5 Emergency Management Agencies, 2009-2010
The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, Marion County Emergency Management Planning Division requested PPI's assistance in the performance of an Indianapolis region emergency management capability analysis. This project provided a better picture of the resources and capabilities of the emergency management agencies.
- Samuel Nunn
- Jamie L. Palmer, AICP
Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
In 1995, the Indiana General Assembly designated the Center as the staff agency for the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR). The IACIR was formed to create effective communication, cooperation, and partnerships between the federal, state, and local units of government and to improve delivery of services to the citizens of Indiana through a better understanding of the...
Comprehensive Anti-gang Initiative
For this project, PPI served as the Indianapolis Comprehensive Anti-gang Initiative (CAGI) local research partner. Our research included the analysis of homicide and homicide trends nationally, statewide, and locally; criminal justice program evaluation; the impacts of law enforcement technology; the evaluation of police interdictions into local drug markets; the analysis of causes of death in...
- Rachel Thelin
- Thomas Stucky
- Samuel Nunn
- Evaluation of Indianapolis Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Prevention/Intervention Programming, 2009-2010
- Evaluation of Indianapolis Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Law Enforcement Activities, 2009-2010
- CAGI Conference Evaluation: Gangbusters: Schools, Gangs, and Bullies - Making the Connection
Project Safe Neighborhoods
PPI partnered with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to serve as the Indianapolis Project Safe Neighborhoods local research partner. Our team provided information regarding existing research on best practices in anti-gang and anti-gun strategies and programs nationally, for strategies proposed and adopted by the Indianapolis PSN, including assessment of the likely effectiveness of...
ICJI Research Partnership
Over the past decade, PPI has partnered with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) to address critical issues related to Indiana’s justice systems including: crime prevention; drug and alcohol abuse associated with crime; law enforcement; sentencing and corrections; and, traffic safety; including program assessments of 12 federal grant programs conducted by PPI on behalf of ICJI between...
- Review of best practices for ICJI program areas and funding streams: Title II Formula Grants Program
- Review of best practices for ICJI program areas and funding streams: Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Grant,...
- Indiana Crime and Justice Data Assessment: Key Informant Interview Findings