July 27 - UCI receives $10M youth court grant; Med Center ranks #6 in L.A. region
Economics professor Ed Coulson, right, won Monday and Tuesday night on “Jeopardy,” hauling in $40,200 over both evenings. Tune in tonight to see if he can extend the streak.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
A trio of participants graduating from the Orange County Young Adult Court in October 2021 bookend two of the program’s key collaborators, Orange County Superior Court Judge Maria Hernandez (second from left) and UCI Professor Elizabeth Cauffman (center). Photo by Mimi Ko Cruz/UCI
UCI awarded $10.1 million grant to expand Orange County’s youth court
The Orange County Health Care Agency has awarded UCI a $10.1 million Mental Health Services Act Innovation grant to expand the study of the Orange County Young Adult Court. A collaborative court for first-time felony offenders between the ages of 18 and 25, the YAC was launched as a pilot project in August 2018. The program reduces criminal charges for young offenders by pairing them with probation officers and case managers and providing drug and/or alcohol abuse treatment and mental health counseling along with employment and education advice.
UCI Medical Center: 13th best in state, 6th in L.A. region
U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCI Medical Center as among the top 15 hospitals in California out of a survey of over 400 hospitals statewide. The hospital also ranked No. 6 in the highly competitive L.A. metro region. L.A.’s Cedar-Sinai Medical Center took the top prize.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
COVID-19 rates finally declining in California
Recent data from the California Department of Public Health show that COVID-19 infections declined 10% over the past week. The drop in new cases follows a steady rise from early April through mid-July thanks to the highly infectious BA.5 variant. Overall, the CDPH reported a statewide positive testing rate of 15%, down from 16.2% one week earlier.
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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NBC News, July 26
Cited: The National Registry of Exonerations, run in part by UCI’s Newkirk Center for Science and Society
LAist, July 25
Cited: Nicola Ulibarri, professor of urban planning & public policy
The Globe and Mail, July 27
Cited: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor and historian
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