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Seminar: Current Research with Corrections, Policing and Social Services - Research and Evidence-Based Excellence Branch

Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 2:30 p.m. - Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Location: CL 408

Title: Current Research with Corrections & Policing and Social Services - Research and Evidence-Based Excellence Branch

Speaker: Terri Simon, Director of Research and Excellence in Data Innovation, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice - Corrections and Policing

Abstract: Research and Evidence-Based Excellence (REBE) Branch is a small group within the Government of Saskatchewan with specialized and diverse training in research, clinical practice, operational methods and data mining capabilities, backed by a bench depth of researchers, practitioners, professional and academic bodies, representing multiple human service disciplines. REBE engages with, mobilizes and guides multi-sector partners through the processes of identifying, developing, applying, proving concept, and proliferating evidence-driven practices. The seminar will highlight upcoming student employment opportunities with REBE.

Speaker Bio: Ms Terri Simon is the Director of Research and Excellence in Data Innovation with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice - Corrections and Policing. She is responsible for various multi-ministry, multi-agency research projects and program evaluations. Ms Simon holds Masters degrees in Criminology and in Applied Social Psychology, and has worked in a variety of correctional settings (e.g., federal/provincial, custody/community). Prior to her current position, Ms Simon was the Clinical Director of a provincial custodial facility, providing staff training and oversight for evidence-based interventions with offenders.