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Aug. 6, 2021

Supporting marginalized youth

Two MSU faculty members receive national recognition for their work supporting and advocating for marginalized youth.

Two MSU faculty members have been named 2021 recipients of awards and research/creative activities grants for work supporting and advocating for marginalized youth by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

Caitlin Cavanagh, of MSU’s School of Criminal Justice, has received the 2021 award for Excellence in Faculty Community Engagement for her work, “The Juvenile Risk Assessment Team: Improving juvenile justice through community-based research.” The project is a partnership with the Ingham County 30th Circuit Court — Family Division court officials and stakeholders who comprise the Juvenile Risk Assessment Team.

Joanne Marciano, of the Department of Teacher Education, is a 2021 grant recipient for her work, ”‘Are we gonna make a difference?’ Taking action toward change with youth through community-based participatory action research.”

Cavanagh and Marciano will share an overview of their work and be recognized for their accomplishments at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference in September.

To read the full story, visit the University Outreach and Engagement website.

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