Carrie Pettus-Davis

FSU lecture series to discuss the technology and data-driven innovations of criminal justice reform

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children welcomes FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis for the center’s latest presentation of its “Engage, Invest, Respond,” lecture series. She will present on her work harnessing technology to expand the scope of data-driven solutions to criminal justice reform. […]

FSU innovations in criminal justice nationally recognized

Carrie Pettus-Davis, the executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, has received the 2019 Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award, presented by the American Society of Criminology. Pettus-Davis, who joined FSU as an associate professor in 2018, received the award during the society’s annual […]

FSU researchers lead grant to study technology impact on increasing support for individuals under community supervision

Is a smart phone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among individuals under community supervision? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. Carrie Pettus-Davis, executive director and founder of the […]

FSU researchers receive grant to conduct re-entry program for young men

Florida State University has received a grant totaling nearly $1.2 million from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive trauma-based re-entry program for young adult men. A team of researchers including Carrie Pettus-Davis, Stephen Tripodi and Tanya Renn of the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the FSU College […]

FSU institute event highlights data-driven solutions to transform criminal justice system for the 21st century

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) hosted a spoken-word event about justice and opportunity June 27 at the FSU Center for Global Engagement. The event, organized by Carrie Pettus-Davis, founder and executive director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), was designed to generate public discourse about criminal justice reform. Pettus-Davis […]

FSU institute launches new fellowship program for master’s-level social workers

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU’s College of Social Work, recently launched a Post-Master’s Fellowship designed to prepare social work professionals to work and conduct research with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A first of its kind, the Post-Master’s Fellowship is the only fellowship in the nation […]

Innovative social work and criminal justice research center finds a home at FSU

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its new research entity, the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center Thursday, April 18. More than 100 people gathered to learn about the newest multidisciplinary research institute to find a home at FSU. The institute’s mission […]

FSU College of Social Work to launch re-entry initiative with $1M grant

Florida State University’s College of Social Work will launch an unprecedented research initiative this spring focusing on the re-entry of incarcerated persons into communities. The initiative will be led by FSU’s new faculty hire, Carrie Pettus-Davis, one of social work’s leading experts in criminal justice and the decarceration of American prisons and jails through policy […]