KARA ANN BYRNE

Curriculum Vitae

KARA ANN BYRNE portrait
  • Research Assistant Professor, College Of Social Work

Research

Research Statement

Kara’s research interests include community-university partnerships, DCFS and DJJS practice settings and financial literacy for new or arriving populations. Her research takes a community-based research approach, engaging stakeholders in collaborative evaluation development, administration and sub-sequent technical assistance. Research focuses include: participatory action research, evidence-based practice in child welfare and juvenile justice settings, and community-university partnerships

Research Keywords

  • Community Based Research, Interest Level: 5
  • Refugee and Immigrant, Interest Level: 5
  • Child Welfare, Interest Level: 4
  • Collective Impact, Interest Level: 4
  • Housing, Interest Level: 4

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • University Neighborhood Partners Program Evaluation. PI: Kara Byrne. University Neighborhood Partners, 07/14/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • Juvenile Justice Services Program Evaluation and Improvement Project. PI: Matt Davis. Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services, 04/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Technical Assistance Project. PI: Matt Davis. Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services, 04/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Division of Child and Family Services Implementation of evidence-based practices project: Residential Services. PI: Matt Davis. Title IV-E Project, 04/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Family Prosperity Initiative: Financial Literacy for New Immigrants and Refugees. PI: Kara Byrne. American Library Association & FINRA Foundation, 02/01/2015 - 12/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • SMART INVESTING. PI: BYRNE,KARA ANN. ENGLISH SKILLS LEARNING CENTER, 02/01/2015 - 12/31/2016. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Understanding the Context and Issues Contributing to the Migration of Unaccompanied Women, Minors, and Families (urban refugees and asylum seekers) in Bangkok, Thailand. PI: Hunter, Rosey. 07/01/2016 - present.