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CPACS Urban Research Awards

Part of the mission of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) is to conduct research, especially as it relates to concerns of our local and statewide constituencies. CPACS has always had an urban mission, and one way that mission is served is to preform applied research relevant to urban society in general, and the Omaha metropolitan area and other Nebraska urban communities in particular. Beginning in 2014, the CPACS Dean provided funding for the projects with high relevance to current urban issues, with the potential to apply the findings to practice in Nebraska, Iowa, and beyond.


Assessing Methamphetamine Use among Refugee Youth in Omaha - Spring 2017

Examining Nebraska's Local Finance Picture - October 2016

Juvenile Reentry Mentoring Program - Fall 2018

STEPs' Program Evaluation Capacity - Building Program - September 2016

Social Media for Emergency Management (SMEM): Promoting Cross-sector Collaboration - Spring 2017

Public Perceptions of Urban Infrastructure: Addressing "Wire Blight" to "Go Green" - Summer 2016

Runaway Dynamics in Douglas County: Examining First-time and Repeat Runaway Behavior - February 2017

Sentencing Unsuccessful Drug Court Participants: Examining Court Focal Concerns of a Special Population - April 2016

Exploring Food Policy Networks: A Case Study of Omaha, Nebraska - October 2016

Viral Videos of Police Use of Force: Exploring Police Officer Responses - December 2019

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