Promotion

EPIS leads evidence-based prevention of youth recidivism in PA

recent validation study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University suggests that the implementation of the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP™) has positive results for Pennsylvania juvenile justice services, finding that improvement in SPEP™ scores between initial assessment and reassessment is associated with better recidivism outcomes.

Janet Welsh promoted to full Research Professor

The PRC is thrilled to announce that Dr. Janet Welsh has been promoted to Research Professor. This is a tribute to the scientific leadership Janet has provided around the development and implementation of universal prevention programs designed to promote youth development across the state and the country. Dr. Welsh has provided PI leadership on many externally-funded projects, working in close partnership with funders and communities to ensure that evidence-based prevention programs are available to those in need and sustained by communities for lasting change and impact.