What Is the Capacity of the St. Louis Region to Respond to Violence?

August 01, 2017
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Building, Room 2131, Medical Campus

The St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Collaborative (STLVPC) has been working to advance the goal of identifying, mapping and coordinating resources in our region as they relate to critical services and programs that support violence reduction efforts. An important step in determining quality and capacity of services was the implementation of the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool that was developed by Dr. Faye Taxman at George Mason University. On August 1, we are reconvening our stakeholders and community partners to learn about the results of the St. Louis RNR.

Dr. Taxman and her team will: 1) highlight programs and services that aim to reduce violence; 2) identify the needs of individuals in this region and; 3) pinpoint gaps in services to allow for a more efficient and effective allocation of regional resources.


Faye S. Taxman, PhD, is a University Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Program at George Mason University. Dr. Taxman is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems, as well as re-engineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. She conducted a multi-level organizational survey of the correctional and drug treatment systems to examine the utilization of evidence-based practice in correctional and drug treatment settings and the factors that affect the adoption of science based processes and interventions. She has several studies that examine the efficacy of various models of technology transfer and processes to integrate treatment and supervision.

Event Sponsors: Institute for Public Health and the United Way of Greater St. Louis

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