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John Jay Awarded $5M+ to Lead Latin American Policing Initiatives

Professor Hung-En Sung, director of international research partnerships, received a $3.4 million grant from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to enhance operational capacity and ethnic diversity within the National Police of Peru. The project will focus on developing prevention strategies that are community-oriented and intelligence-led and designed, implemented and evaluated in the Ayacucho, Cusco, Loreto and Madre de Dios departments.

Sung is also overseeing $2.5 million in grants designed to develop emergency management competency and mental health resilience among members of the National Civil Police of El Salvador. Professor Joel A. CapellánProfessor Jason Rivera, and doctoral student Kenneth Quick serve as senior project personnel.

Other recent grants include support for the Vertical Writing Program from the National Endowment for the Humanities, research on cross-gender interracial interactions from the National Science Foundation and breast cancer health outcomes and disparities from the National Institutes of Health.