Our Vision

The Presley Center aims to become one of the regionally recognized Centers for criminal justice and criminological research. As such, policymakers and criminal justice leaders can rely on applied, theoretical and evidence-based studies produced by the Center affiliates to inform their practices. Moreover, our vision is also to disseminate research findings to the larger community through expert speakers and hosting conferences that cover an array of criminal justice topics. We hope these efforts will ultimately improve crime policies and public safety.

Presley Center News and Updates

• Awarded a contract with the California Workforce Development Board to evaluate the efficacy of the Prison to Employment (P2E) statewide initiative.

• Welcomed two new student interns, Milly Analco Arellano and Audrey Tang.


• Received a grant from The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to study hiring and employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

• Awarded three scholarships to justice-impacted students at UCR