Themis Center for Justice Policy, Practice & Research

Providing expertise to assist in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of effective programs and policies.

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December 2019

Dr. Madden is in Nashville to attend the TACIR hearing tomorrow morning on the GPS program that Themis evaluated for the Memphis Police Department. She will not be presenting, but will be in the audience to answer questions, if necessary. The panel will discuss GPS monitoring in consideration of Public Chapter 827, Acts of 2018 (GPS Monitoring). It will be live streamed, then available on YouTube if anyone is interested.

tn.gov December 2019 Click here for live stream of today's meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. Public Meeting Notice Agenda Tab 1 - Minutes of September 2019 Meeting Tab 2 - Commission and Staff Update Memo to Commission Tab 3 - Public Chapter 228, Acts of 2017 (Status of Broadband Internet Deployment, Availabi...

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Angela Madden, Director of Themis Center, is ready to help your agency fund, develop, implement, and evaluate your programs. She has a broad range of substantive experience, but specializes in programs designed to reduce violence (gun, gang, domestic, mass). Most recently, she has been heavily involved in efforts to reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses by encouraging individuals with opioid use disorder into treatment.

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TACIR Commission Meeting September 5, 2019

The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) spent several months gathering information about the feasibility and effectiveness of GPS monitoring of DV suspects. As Research Partner to the Memphis Police Department on the pretrial GPS monitoring program for DV suspects, I was interviewed and results from the Themis monitoring and evaluation were used in the development of the TACIR recommendations. In December, MPD officials will provide additional testimony to the Tennessee legislators and I also will be in attendance. (the video is about more issues than the GPS program-the relevant part is 20 minutes and 45 seconds in).

AGENDA Tab 1 - Minutes of May 2019 Meeting Tab 2 - Commission and Staff Update Tab 3 - Public Chapter 952, Acts of 2018 (Credit to Shippers' Franchise and Ex...

[10/17/19]   Themis Center will be assisting the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, the Shelby County District Attorney, the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, and other local and state partners to design a program to reduce violent gun crime. The Project Safe Neighborhoods program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be managed through Shelby County government. In addition to assisting with the program design, Themis will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the 2-year program.

[07/11/19]   The funding period for the program to place GPS monitors on domestic violence suspects during the pretrial period has ended. Themis currently is working hard to complete the evaluation and submit a final report to the Memphis Police Department and to the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs. The good news is that program administrators have decided to continue the program, at least through December, but will focus on suspects of "intimate partner domestic violence" (IPDV).

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Public Safety Institute Engaged with Community Through Research Grants

Recent e-newsletter that describes some of my activities as Research Associate Professor at the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute. The Public Safety Institute has been very successful in assisting the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Division of Community Services, and the Shelby County Mental Health Court with seeking and obtaining grant funding to address various problems in the community.

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We continue to be successful in our grant collaborations. We are very proud to announce that we will serve as Research Partner to Downtown Memphis Ministries/First Step Recovery on a $1.575 million, 3-year federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop and implement an intervention program for individuals suffering from opioid addiction. We are very excited to work with the dedicated service providers who are tirelessly battling this addiction every day.

firststeprecoverycenters.org First Step Recovery Centers, Inc., (FSRC) is a non-profit corporation licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services. Funding for treatment services comes from state contracts, grants, and fundraising.In keeping with our vision and values, First Step Recovery...

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Western District of Tennessee

Themis Center is proud to announce that we will serve as Research Partner to the Federal Judicial District of Western Tennessee on a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant for $303,502 to reduce violent gun crime in Memphis and Shelby County. This 2-year project will focus on violent crime drivers who commit disproportionate amounts of violent gun crime. This is a collaborative project among various local, state, and federal agencies.

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Memphis says NO MORE, and means it

Our evaluation of the "Memphis Says NO MORE" campaign is mentioned in this article from the Commercial Appeal. Very proud to have helped with this important effort to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault.

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[07/20/18]   We have been very busy over the past several months, assisting several local agencies to write grant proposals relating to opioid addiction, violent crime reduction, and domestic violence. Very exciting to be helping our community address crime to make lives better!

[10/07/17]   Nearly 27% of all Memphians and nearly 45% of all children in Memphis are in poverty, making Memphis officially the poorest city of its size in the country. This problem is magnified among Black households whose median income is HALF that of White households. Why? Unemployment, lack of education, lack of reliable and plentiful public transportation, lack of living-wage jobs, lack of reliable and affordable child care, high rate of imprisonment among Black males leaving a large number of single, female-headed households with children. Until and unless we address some of these issues, poverty will only get worse and the inequality gap will only widen. Themis is dedicated to working with community partners to alleviate some of these issues.

Settling into our new office in the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission suite of offices with the Memphis Police Department's Real-Time Crime Center on the same floor around the corner. This will make working on our various grant projects so much more convenient. Watch this space as we spruce it up a bit over the next week!

[07/25/17]   Themis Center has partnered with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee and the Memphis Police Department to evaluate a 2-year program to reduce gun violence in Shelby County/Memphis. Other partners are ATF, the Memphis Area Gang Unit, the Shelby County District Attorney General's office, community corrections, and other local and state agencies. Funding is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's "Project Safe Neighborhoods" program.

[07/08/16]   Themis Center recently received a 3-year contract with the Memphis Police Department to evaluate the impact of pretrial GPS monitoring of individuals arrested for aggravated assault/domestic violence. We will work with MPD and Shelby County Pretrial Services to determine whether these GPS devices reduce pretrial contact between accused offenders and their victims. This contract is made possible by a $900,000 grant from the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

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Memphis Says No More: News | MAWC

Themis Center is working with the Memphis Area Women's Council (MAWC) on measuring the impact of Memphis Says NO MORE. The NO MORE initiative is a national effort to eliminate domestic violence using local and national celebrities and public figures who have experienced domestic violence. Ms. Deborah Clubb, Director of the MAWC, is spearheading the Memphis effort.

memphiswomen.org [email protected] invited Deborah Clubb and criminologist Dr. Angela Gilmore Madden to provide DV statistics during DV Awareness month, October 2015:

[01/14/16]   Themis Center just completed a technical assistance project with the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission (MSCCC) and the Family Safety Center (FSC) to provide training to Domestic Violence service providers. We conducted three training sessions with DV partners on understanding data, interpreting data, and using data. A training manual also was produced that can be distributed to the partners. This effort was part of Operation Safe Community through the MSCCC and sponsored, in part, by a Catalyst Grant from the United Way.

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Home - Safety and Justice Challenge

Themis Center just completed assisting the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on a 6-month planning grant for the MacArthur Foundation's Safety & Justice Challenge. Shelby County was selected as 1 of only 20 jurisdictions in the country to receive a planning grant to develop a proposal, submitted earlier this week, to reduce jail populations and disproportionate minority contact. Ten (10) jurisdictions will be selected to receive up to $2 million per year for up to 3 years to implement various strategies to reduce their jail populations. We will find out in March if we are one of the 10 selected jurisdictions.

safetyandjusticechallenge.org The Safety + Justice Challenge is an initiative by the MacArthur Foundation to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about & uses jails.

[04/18/15]   The Themis Center has partnered with the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission to provide technical assistance to service provider partners to the Family Safety Center in Memphis, where victims of domestic violence find support after victimization.

Dr. Madden giving a presentation at Marshall University on the potential problems with concealed carry on campus.

[08/29/13]   Themis Center for Justice Policy, Practice & Research is solely owned and operated by Dr. Angela D. Madden. It is based in Memphis, TN and has been registered as an S Corp in the State of Delaware since 2003.

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Suspended high school student arrested - The Herald Dispatch

Local case of suspended student with a gun at our high school (not during school hours).

herald-dispatch.com HUNTINGTON — A suspended student arrested for briefly trespassing on the premises of Huntington High School on Thursday was discovered to be in possession of a small caliber firearm at the time he was arrested miles away from the school.

I attended the WV Safe School Summit in Charleston, WV this past week. Although the keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, founder of "killology," was dynamic, we were disappointed that he, and the summit, seemed focused on the symptoms of school violence rather than on the root causes. Very little, if any, research has attempted to the examine the correlates of violent behavior. In addition to preventing victims by making schools safer, we also need to focus on preventing perpetrators.

16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology

Kobe, Japan

Kobe, Japan

International Police Executive Symposium-Ohrid, Macedonia

International Police Executive Symposium-Ohrid, Macedonia

12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention/Criminal Justice

April 2010: Invited as Individual Experts Representing the International Police Executive Symposium in Ancillary Session on

April 2010: Invited as Individual Experts Representing the International Police Executive Symposium in Ancillary Session on

Death Row Research

Our work with a death row prisoner in South Carolina

Our work with a death row prisoner in South Carolina

Goth Research in Europe

Interviews and interactions with those involved in the Goth lifestyle

Interviews and interactions with those involved in the Goth lifestyle

Ghana Community Policing Initiative

Consulted with the Ghana Police Service to help them improve Community Policing

Consulted with the Ghana Police Service to help them improve Community Policing

Dead Man Walking National School Project

We were invited panelists to discuss the death penalty.

We were invited panelists to discuss the death penalty.

Japan's National Police Academy

July and August 2011

July and August 2011

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