Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Robina Institute and Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation Awarded Hennepin-University Collaboration Grant

Minneapolis/St.Paul (04/25/18)The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that the Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) has awarded the Robina Institute and the Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) the Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaboration Grant for our joint proposal on "Determining Alignment of Probation Conditions." The proposal was developed by Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota, and Danette Buskovick, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs and Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR).  Funders for this grant are Hennepin County Administration and the UMN Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

Kelly Lyn Mitchell HUP

The grant round was an outcome of the HUP Spring Mixer, which took place on March 2.  Sponsored by the DOCCR and attended by 63 County staff and UMN researchers and staff, the Spring Mixer provided an opportunity to catalyze collaborative projects addressing the theme of "Disparities in Community Corrections". Event attendees were eligible to follow up on connections made at the event with a grant proposal. Seven excellent proposals were submitted from researchers and staff across the University and the County. A team of leaders from Hennepin County and the University of Minnesota made the final selection of the grant awardee.

We are so grateful for this opportunity and for the chance to work with Hennepin County on this project. We are honored to be considered for this award among so many outstanding proposals. 

Thank you to the Hennepin-University Partnership!