Centers and Initiatives

Centers and Initiatives


Centers and Initiatives

The UCR School of Public Policy is home to four research centers that partner closely with policy agencies and community organizations.

Blum CSI

Blum Initiative on

Global & Regional Poverty

Engages in academic and community-based research that focuses attention on poverty and inequality in inland Southern California and around the world – with the goal of helping develop policy solutions for alleviating poverty and improving the lives of the poor. Center for Social Innovation

Center for Social Innovation

Operates as a social laboratory to develop and test new ideas, leadership development strategies, and community activities that will extend and strengthen civil society, with the ultimate goal of bringing about sustainable social progress, in the historically under-served region of inland Southern California.

Inland Center for Sustainable Development

ICSD conducts and disseminates research and reports on issues of suburban growth and its impact on social, environmental, and transport systems

Robert Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies

Conducts research on crime prevention, abatement and control, in partnership with local governments and law enforcement agencies in inland Southern California, to develop and evaluate policies aimed at preventing youth violence and crime, reintegrating offenders in society, and reducing recidivism.