QEM President and CEO Announces new Partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The QEM Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to develop and facilitate engagement strategies to enhance juvenile justice training and research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Recent interactions between the Black community and law enforcement officials underscore the need for juvenile justice training, research, programs and advocacy at HBCUs. Over a 1-year period, QEM Network will support collaborative initiatives at HBCUs in mid-Atlantic states to develop:

(1) A pipeline of graduates who will advance racial equity and positive youth justice to improve the current juvenile justice system, through curriculum enhancements and student experiences; and

(2) Sustainable research programs to produce and disseminate evidence-based information on socially responsible juvenile justice practices, through technical assistance and coordinated activities with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

HBCU faculty members involved with this program will develop their curriculum and research agenda in the following key focus areas: racial/ethnic disparities; positive youth development promising and effective; restorative justice approaches; and exposure to best-practice examples.