BCVI Engaged Scholarship Project. BCVI = Breaking the Cycle of Violence www.umb.edu /BCVI. Course Redesigned Juvenile Delinquency.
BCVI Engaged Scholarship Project
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Juvenile Delinquency is described in the course catalog as “The nature and extent of delinquency. Consideration of theories, delinquent subculture, and programs for control and prevention.”
Juvenile Delinquency is one of the upper division course electives for Sociology majors, Criminal Justice majors, and Social Psychology majors. The Sociology department has over 1000 majors and the Juvenile Delinquency course is a popular course.
Natural intersection with the course’s focus on theories, prevention, and intervention, the team’s individual goals, and the goals of the CESI grant.
Dr. Russell Schutt, Chair of the Sociology Department
Jackie Lageson, Lecturer II Sociology Department
Steven Neville, Special Assistant to the Chancellor, and chair of DTWT Boston Chapter of National Program
Valleria Miranda, Director of Peace Circles Boston
BCVI – Co-chaired by Steven Neville and Jackie Lageson
Goals of Project - Students
Provide more in-depth learning experience for students of the Juvenile Delinquency course. Students completing the course will understand how the concepts presented in the classroom apply to work in the community, by learning how to translate the abstracts concepts to concrete application. And the reverse, to learn how to take concrete application to inform ongoing developemtn of the abstract concepts.
Goal of Project Community Partner
Student support of the current DTWT project to do outreach to middle schools principals, teachers, and school district superintendent’s office
Gain insight on current research in DTWT’s focus area
Co-creation and implementation of an essay to practice design for DTWT essay participants
Mentor UMass Students as Peace Circle facilitators and data collectors
Obtain resources, defined by community partners, for the middle school students involved in the peace circles
Build ongoing community and student involvement with BCVI on campus and in the community
Outcome of Project
Ongoing partnership with DTWT, Peace Circles, and BCVI
New “Essay to Practice” applications of middle schools students ideas
Continue to develop online connections between faculty, students, and community and the middles school essays that are available online at www.umb.edu/BCVI
What Team Wants to Get
Resources from the CESI community: The support team, Cohort 1, Cohort 2, and the many faculty on campus that have significant wisdom in the area of community engaged scholarship
Resources from the workshop process
Provide feedback to the CESI community on opportunities and outcomes