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School Accountability Board Initiative

Principal Investigator: Sandra Pavelka
Funded amount: $25,000
Funding entity: School District of Collier County

This program is a collaborative effort between School District of Collier County, the Collier County Sheriff's Office, and FGCU to advocate prevention utilizing restorative practices in specified Collier County public schools.

JAC Case Analysts/Trackers

Principal Investigator: Sandra Pavelka
Funded amount: $26, 904
Funding agency: Lee County Sheriff's Office The Lee County Sheriff’s Office contracts with FGCU to provide student interns who serve as Case Analysts/Trackers to develop and input data into a database. The Case Analysts assist community partners at the Juvenile Assessment Center of Lee County with special projects.

Lee County Juvenile Drug Court

Principal Investigators: Mary Ann Zager/Sandra Pavelka
Funded amount: $258,764.
Funding agency: U.S. Department of Justice

The Lee County Juvenile Drug Court Program is a partnership between FGCU, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Southwest Florida Addiction Services, Circuit 20 Juvenile Delinquency Court, Court Administration, State Attorney's Office, Public Defenders Office. The intent of this project is to increase the capacity of the program by 25 and to supplement the current treatment strategy with options appropriate for substance abusing youth with less extensive delinquency history than current participants must have to enter the program. The expanded program will also include intensive monitoring and experiential therapy. The main goal of the program is to decrease delinquency and drug use among vulnerable youth while improving community safety. The objective is to change youth behavior and family relationships; this objective will be measured with both official on program compliance (including US results) and self-report data from youths on family relationships and other quality of life measures such as school performance.

School Accountability Board Initiative

Principal Investigator: Sandra Pavelka
Funded amount: $75,000
Funding entity: Alan and Marilyn Korest and Moorings Park Foundation through donations to University Advancement

This program is a collaborative effort between FGCU and community partners including the School District of Collier County and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to advocate prevention utilizing restorative practices.

Weed and Seed Evaluation

Funded amount: $25,000
Principal Investigator: Mary Ann Zager
Funding agency: City of Ft. Myers Police Department through a grant from U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program

The City of Ft. Myers Police Department subcontracts with FGCU, through a grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Under this five year project, FGCU staff perform an evaluation of the local Weed and Seed Project.