Dr. David May and Dr. Amanda Cook awarded a $150,000 planning grant

Dr. David May (Professor of Sociology MSU) and Dr. Amanda Cook (MSU PhD Sociology Alumni and an Assistant Professor in Sociology at MSU Meridian) were awarded a $150,000 planning grant from the United States Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. The 18 month grant will fund the two researchers to work with the Meridian Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi and the City of Meridian to conduct a needs assessment and develop strategies to reduce violent crime in the East End Neighborhood in Meridian.