Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

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Current research projects

Evaluating a treatment program for males who perpetrated intimate partner violence

Team
Lynette M. Renner (PI), Amy Dorman (graduate research assistant), Jake Otis (graduate research assistant), and staff from Domestic Abuse Project

Funder
University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

Project period
10/1/2021–09/30/2023

Objectives

  • Evaluate changes in behavioral outcomes and mental health among males who participate in a 24-week program that includes psychoeducation and therapeutic process sessions.

School-to-prison pipeline to firearm violence: Risk factors and systems involvement in Minnesota youth

Team
Lynette M. Renner (PI), Marizen Ramirez (Co-PI, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health), Andy Ryan (Senior Research Fellow, University of Minnesota, Division of Environmental Health Sciences), Alyson Harding (graduate research assistant)

Funder
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs, University of Minnesota

Project period
03/2021–01/2023

Objectives

  • Characterize trends of interpersonal firearm violence among Minnesota youth from 2007-2019, with a focus on racial/ethnic disparities.
  • Estimate the association between school violence and associated disciplinary actions on future involvement in the justice systems.
  • Measure the effect of social and physical environmental factors on the perpetration of firearm violence.