Honoring SCI’s Outstanding Associate Director

SCI Associate Director Jessie Redd

On June 17, SCI Associate Director Jessie Redd received the 2021 Sterling Franklin Outstanding Staff Award. The award is given annually to honor exceptional achievements of staff and faculty.

The success of SCI’s education, research and community engagement mission owes significantly to Ms. Redd’s innovative ideas and contributions. She was instrumental in developing new certificate programs in response to critical societal issues, such as our Safe Schools Climate Certificate and the Executive Certificate Series. In 2020, she focused on featuring people and groups, particularly women, people of color, and organizations dedicated to providing services to people at risk of extremist recruitment.

While completing the university’s Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, she continued her volunteer efforts with the Planning Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the Women in Homeland Security and served as a mentor for the USC Black Alumni Association. Because of her administrative strengths, capacity and capability to engage with other organizations, our efforts have been exceptional. She epitomizes the core values of our university.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Redd for this well-earned and deserved professional accomplishment.

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

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