University of New Haven Partners

University of New Haven Partners

The University of New Haven is a hub of research, creativity, and innovation. Professors and staff members, working closely with students, lead academic centers, initiatives, and institutes that strive to address important issues or challenging questions that impact the world. The Tow Youth Justice Institute has looked to other academic institutes on campus to accomplish our work.

Non-profit Institute

The Nonprofit Institute was developed to provide educational resources, mentoring, partnerships, and collaborative spaces to nonprofit firms and social enterprises in the Greater New Haven market.

  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, Innovation & Organizational Sustainability
  • Community Seminars
  • Consultative Class Projects
  • Paid Internships
  • Focused Student Volunteerism
  • Faculty Mentoring and Collaboration
  • Nonprofit Management Careers

Its mission is to serve the greater New Haven/West Haven Community through providing educational services and resources to local nonprofit/social enterprises in the greater New Haven/West Haven Market. We endeavor to marshal the tremendous and comprehensive intellectual capital of the University of New Haven’s students, professors, and classrooms to this end.

Executive Director, Dr. Ronald Kuntze, has professional experience including an extensive retail and services background at the marketing executive level, and has been a consultant for small and medium- sized firms through the Small Business Administration.  Dr. Kuntze has integrated more than 125 nonprofit clients (nearly 200 distinct projects) into the classroom over the last 15 years at three different universities, while serving on several nonprofit boards. Click here to read more about Dr. Kuntze.

In the Spring ’20, Dr. Kuntze engaged a Masters class in developing a Sustainability Plan for TYJI as their capstone project.

Center for Analytics

The Center for Analytics (CFA) has a rich history of performance in supporting quantitative research applications within the University of New Haven and in supporting partners in the public and private sectors. Since its establishment in in 2003, it has provided direct support to entities within the DOD, DHS, DOJ, and members of the Intelligence Community.

Its mission is to provide faculty, staff, students, and partner organizations a one-stop-shop for data analysis and visual analytics. The Center for Analytics supports academic programs, faculty research, specialized instruction in technical fields, while providing a robust technical infrastructure to support entrepreneurial ventures.

CFA has a unique capability in high-volume data collection and structuring capabilities in support of private and public sector partners. Such capabilities have been leveraged to develop “Ground Truth” data for scoring predictive algorithms or for monitoring trends found in traditional and social media. In addition to bespoke data collection services, CFA serves as a nationally recognized analytics hub. Awarded for its innovative techniques in 2016 by the National Safety Council, the CFA provides its partners with the tools needed to perform data driven decision making at both operational and strategic levels

CFA enhances academic programs by injecting advanced analytics into coursework across the academic colleges. Through faculty training and assistance with technology integration, CFA provides opportunities for enhanced student learning outcomes. CFA also serves as a hub of Sponsored Research within the University of New Haven; partnering with Faculty and Staff to provide technical assistance on grants or contracts across all colleges. In partnering with CFA, Principal Investigators may leverage decades of past performance and an established technology infrastructure to support quantitative research efforts.

CFA offers experiential education opportunities to students across all colleges at the University of New Haven. Through research sponsored by public and private sector partners, students learn how to address real-world challenges by creating and analyzing data. To learn more about CFA, click here.

The Center for Analytics (CFA) serves as the data host when the Connecticut state agencies (CSSD, DCF, and DOC) transfer identifiable data to the University of New Haven. CFA serves as a protective layer to preserve youths confidentiality by de-identifying data before it is provided to the Tow Youth Justice Institute (TYJI). Overall, the CFA’s duties for the TYJI include data management, data merging, and data de-identifying. The three main projects the CFA is working on in collaboration with TYJI are Congregate Care Study Phase I, Congregate Care Study Phase II, and the Pre- and Post-Assessment of Community-Based Programs and Recidivism Outcomes.

Center for Advanced Policing

The Center for Advanced Policing (CAP) promotes best policing practices and solutions, providing seminars and conferences on contemporary challenges in law enforcement and security. With a focus on leadership, the Center for Advanced Policing provides education on challenges that police departments will face, such as “dark web” investigations. The Center works with other nations to develop protocols to guide professional development and training needs for the 21st century police executive and has published broad research on a variety of subjects.

Executive Director Lisa M. Dadio is a retired police Lieutenant from the New Haven Police Department in Connecticut. She spent approximately 16 years in the detective division, as a detective, Sergeant and then Lieutenant, commanding the Major Crimes Unit. She spent approximately 4 years in the crime scene unit as a detective, processing over two hundred crime scenes ranging from vandalism to homicides. In addition, she is a certified law enforcement instructor for the state of Connecticut, certified to teach both recruits and sworn officers in several specialized areas. Since retiring from the police department in 2012, she has taught in higher education. To learn more about Lisa, click here.

In addition, CAP and TYJI are partnering with municipal police agencies and private funders in the development and launch of the Connecticut Institute for Police and Youth Relations CIYPR. Click here to learn about this exciting project!