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Recent Projects

SDSU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence

2019 and 2017 | Associate Vice President, Administration, SDSU

SSRL was contracted by SDSU administrators to implement and analyze both the 2019 and 2017 SDSU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence. Results are used by administrators to drive programming and messaging efforts. SSRL's Cathy Cirina-Chiu and Dipthi Battapadi were part of a panel (along with SDSU's Dr. Brian H. Spitzberg and Dr. Emilio Ulloa) that discussed results from the 2019 survey at the 25th San Diego International Virtual Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan.

Read the reports by the SSRL: 2017 | 2019

Evaluation of YMCA’s 2017 Summer, Weekend, and Outdoor Education Camps

2019 | YMCA of San Diego County

Since 2010, we have worked with administrators at the YMCA Camps programs to assess camper satisfaction with the camp experience and facilities, and to determine whether or not camps were achieving desired knowledge and behavioral outcomes. Our reports provide feedback to the staff, update stakeholders, and allow administrators to make informed decisions about programming.

Evaluation of the Video Remote Interpreting Pilot Program in Three California Courts

2017 – 2018 | Judicial Council of California/Dr. Sheldon Zhang

SSRL collaborated with Dr. Sheldon Zhang on a two-year evaluation of the pilot implementation of video remote interpreting in California. This pilot project was implemented in six courtrooms located in Sacramento, Merced, and Ventura. This project included data collected via multiple stakeholder surveys, in-court observations of interpreted events, and client-provided administrative data.  SSRL designed the evaluation plan and all data collection instruments conducted all on-site observations, analyzed all data, and drafted the final report.

Evaluation of LASSD’s In-Home Support Services Pro Bono Project

2018 | Legal Aid Society of San Diego

In 2016, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego was awarded a grant to engage more lawyers in pro bono service and address challenges in their pro bono delivery system. SSRL worked with LASSD to evaluate both the process and the outcomes of this pilot project. Data collection included on-site observations, surveys of both litigants and attorneys, and interviews with key informants. This evaluation helped LASSD determine that the program successfully achieved its primary goals, and provided actionable feedback to LASSD.

Validation of Pretrial Assessment
Evaluation of Inmate Classification and Case Management Systems

2017 | Imperial County Sheriff’s Office

In 2017, we worked with Chief Jamie Clayton and her staff at the El Centro jail to help update and validate their procedures for pretrial assessment, inmate classification, and case management. We analyzed institutional data, conducted site visits and in-depth interviews with key informants, and established a working partnership to support ICSO in their efforts to implement current evidence-based practices in these areas.

Past clients include:

  • Associated Students
  • Athletics
  • Aztec Shops
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Engineering
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Division of Business and Financial Affairs
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Ecological Reserve Field Stations
  • Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias
  • Interwork Institute
  • KPBS
  • L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Research Foundation
  • School of Communication
  • School of Social Work
  • Social Policy Institute, School of Social Work
  • Student Health Services
  • City of National City
  • City of San Diego, Planning Department
  • Environmental Health Coalition
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • First 5
  • Harder+Co Community Research
  • La Mesa Spring Valley School District
  • Planned Parenthood of San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties
  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises / CDC Quarantine Station San Diego
  • San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
  • San Diego County
    • Department of Environmental Health
    • Department of Health Services
    • Office of Education
    • Policy Panel on Youth Access to Alcohol
    • Water Authority
  • San Diego Prevention Research Center
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • SAY San Diego
  • Tarik Khamisa Foundation
  • Tierrasanta Project
  • UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of San Diego-Center for Applied Social Research
  • YMCA of San Diego County
  • Association of Bioethics Programs
  • Betsy Jacobson & Associates
  • California Faculty Association
  • Evalcorp
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Inc.
  • The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation
  • The Office of the Chancellor, California State University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
  • Woodside Elementary School District