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Center for Policy Studies
Public Affairs Discussion Group

Shared Success: Law Enforcement, Faith-Based Organizations, and the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

Daniel Flannery, Ph.D. - Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University

Friday March 7, 2014
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dampeer Room
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

Dear Colleagues:

Sometimes programs succeed, but that is not enough to keep them funded.

There are many fugitives from the law, and even people who think they are fugitives but are misinformed. People who think they are being chased often run. If they encounter law enforcement, they may respond violently in order to flee. Some people do not really want to run, but do not trust the authorities and so also are scared to stop.

In the fugitive safe surrender program, the U.S. Marshals Service gave fugitives a chance to surrender in front of clergy, so in an environment that seemed safer. After starting in 2005 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, by 2010, 36,000 people had surrendered at 22 sites. Then the Marshals service decided the program was not part of their mission. It has been extended in Ohio with support from State Attorney General Mike DeWine and philanthropy from Sam Miller. Join us as Professor Flannery discusses the program based on his book, Wanted on Warrants: The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program.

All best regards,
Joe White
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Studies

About Our Guest

Daniel J. Flannery, Ph.D, in addition to directing the Begun Center and serving as Dr. Semi J. and Ruth Begun Professor at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Masters in Education Program. Prior to his work with the Begun Center, Dan was founding director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University. During his time at Kent State, Dan held the positions of Professor in the Department of Justice Studies and Professor in the College of Public Health.

Dan has written articles for The New England Journal of Medicine and Developmental Psychology as well as journals such as Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Journal of Family Violence. He has published several books discussing topics such as school violence, violence and mental health and violent behavior and aggression. His most recent book is entitled Wanted on Warrants: The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program, chronicling Dan’s involvement in the United State Marshal Service’s Fugitive Safe Surrender Program.

Dan is a member of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ Research and Training Committee. He is a permanent review board member for the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Science, Social and Behavior Sciences. He has also been a member of the Turkish Institute for Security and Democracy advisory panel since 2008. He is also a member of the US Marshal Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the US Department of Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools review panel. In addition, Dan is past member and chair of the Board of Directors for the Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Saint Ann Foundation of Cleveland.

Where We Meet

The Friday Public Affairs Lunch convenes each Friday when classes are in session, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We usually meet in the Dampeer Room of Kelvin Smith Library. The Dampeer Room is on the second floor of the library. If you get off the elevators, turn right, pass the first bank of tables, and turn right again. Occasionally we need to use a different room; that will always be announced in the weekly e-mails.

Parking Possibilities

The most convenient parking is the lot underneath Severance Hall. We regret that it is not free. From that lot there is an elevator up to street level (labeled as for the Thwing Center); it is less than 50 yards from that exit to the library entrance. You can get from the Severance garage to the library without going outside. Near the entry gates - just to the right if you were driving out - there is a door into a corridor. Walk down the corridor and there will be another door. Beyond that door you'll find the entrance to an elevator which goes up to an entrance right inside the doors to Kelvin Smith Library.

Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

March 14: Spring Break

March 21: What the Jewish Experience Tells Us About Religion in America Today.
With Peter J. Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies.

March 28: Muslims in the United States.
With Justine Howe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

April 4: The “Problem” of Teen Mothers.
With Mary Erdmans, Associate Professor of Sociology.

April 11: Is the Federal Government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Anti-Asian? With Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law and Director, East Asian Legal Studies. ***Alternate Site: Mather House Room 100.***

April 18: Is Cleveland Dying?
With John A. Begala, Executive Director, Center for Community Solutions.

April 25: Pope Francis: So Far. With Paul V. Murphy, Professor of History and Director, Institute of Catholic Studies, John Carroll University
March 3, 2014

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Upcoming Events

"An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!": Black Women Communists of the Old Left and Critical Perspectives on Global Capitalism

Erik S. McDuffie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Thursday March 6, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Clark Hall-Room 309, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106. This event is sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Social Justice Institute. Free and open to the public.

Dr. McDuffie examines the ways black women in the US Communist Party (CPUSA) of the Old Left period (1919-1956) challenged orthodox Marxism through centering race and gender to their political thought and activism. He argues that, given that women of color remain at the bottom of contemporary global social hierarchies, their experiences provide important lessons for diagnosing current social injustices and for reimagining and building new societies locally and globally.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Putting an End to Separate and Unequal Health Care in the United States 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Thursday March 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:10 p.m., Friday March 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Moot Court Room (A59), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106-7148. Sponsored by the The Law Medicine Center Symposium and co-sponsored by The Case Western Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

With the enactment of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal law mandated that all races had the right to equal enjoyment and access to health care. Fifty years later, access to health care remains separate and unequal. Decades of research, including the Institute of Medicine's 2003 report on "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare," suggest that racial bias in health care is one of the root causes of racial disparities in health between African Americans and Caucasians. Over two days, the Law-Medicine Symposium will investigate the extent of and possible responses to racial bias in health care, with a program featuring leading legal, medical, social science, and public health scholars, physicians, policy makers, and community leaders. They will present current research and then break into working groups to develop concrete legal, medical, and policy solutions. By the end of the Symposium, there will be an action plan to put an end to racial bias in health care that causes racial disparities in health care.

Among the participants will be David Smith, Ph.D., Research Professor in the Center for Health Equality and the Department of Health Management and Policy, Drexel University; Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; Barbara Sears, Ohio State Representative, Johnnie “Chip” Allen, Director of Health Equity, Ohio Department of Health; Dr. Claudia Fegan, Chief Medical Officer for Stroger Hospital of Cook County Health and Hospital System; Dr. Camara Jones, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; and Dr. Michelle van Ryn, Professor and Director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Provider-Patient Encounters, Mayo Clinic.For further information visit the lecture web site for this program.

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