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Uses research to assist government agencies, educational institutions and members of the private sector with the development, enhancement and implementation of contemporary criminal justice policies and issues. The Center’s six criminal justice faculty and research associates wrote a report released by President Clinton in 2000 that recommended ways to improve the reporting of hate crimes nationally; worked on a project to increase the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ ability to trace guns used in serious crimes; and collaborated with the FBI and the Boston Police to identify the impact of hate crimes. The Center has received significant funding from the U.S. Justice Department, Joyce Foundation and City of Boston. Founded in 1997.