2005 Archive

Boalt Professors Instrumental in Opening of New Youth Violence Research Center

The UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC), directed by Boalt's Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law Rachel Moran, has received a $4.3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund a new research center dedicated to the study of youth violence. The Center on Culture, Immigration and Youth Violence Prevention opens October 1 and will focus on the causes and prevention of youth violence, particularly among Asian Pacific Islander and Latino immigrants in Oakland. Frank Zimring, the William G. Simon Professor of Law and chairman of the criminal justice research program at Berkeley's Institute of Legal Research, is the principal investigator for the new center. The center will be run jointly by ISSC, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Boalt Hall, and UC San Francisco. 9/23/2005