Anthony Braga Honored by U.S. Department of Justice

July 15, 2010


Anthony Braga
, senior research fellow with the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, was presented with a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Achievement Award during a ceremony in New Orleans on July 14, hosted by Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler. Recipients were chosen from a large pool of nominations submitted by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices across the nation.

Braga was honored with the Outstanding Service by a Research Partner Award for his work providing research and program development assistance to the Massachusetts PSN Program. Braga has worked as research partner for the district’s PSN and anti-gang initiative for more than eight year.

Braga’s academic research focuses on working with criminal justice agencies to develop strategic crime-prevention strategies to deal with urban problems such as firearms violence, street-level drug markets, and violent crime hot spots. He has served as a consultant on these issues to the Rand Corporation; National Academy of Sciences; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of the Treasury; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Boston Police Department; New York Police Department; and other state and local law enforcement agencies.

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Anthony Braga, senior research fellow

"Dr. Anthony Braga has been recognized for his outstanding contribution in combating violent crime in the District of Massachusetts through his research. Dr. Braga has worked tirelessly with our PSN cities, developing strategic and innovative methods to address gang and gun violence,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

Photograph of Anthony Braga at awards ceremony

Anthony Braga (L) accepting award during ceremony July 14 in New Orleans