Institute to Work on Focused Deterrence Initiative

September 27, 2012 – Institute researchers will be working with partners in Syracuse on a newly funded focused deterrence initiative.  The United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today that Syracuse is the recipient of an award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to support Syracuse Truce, which will build on successful efforts of this kind in Boston, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and elsewhere.   Sarah McLean, the Institute’s associate director, said “Previous efforts of this nature provide a very promising road map for Syracuse Truce. We look forward to working with our partners in Syracuse who have shown a serious commitment to focusing on what works in order to bring about positive change for the people of Syracuse.

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