The Susan Schechter Laboratory


The Susan Schechter Domestic and Sexual Violence Social Justice Laboratory (Schechter Lab) is a project of Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC), named in honor of Susan Schechter, a visionary in violence prevention. Her groundbreaking work: Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice - also commonly known as “the Greenbook” - changed the responses of courts and child welfare agencies to victims of domestic violence. Established in Fall 2015, The Schecter Lab was dedicated in December 2015 by Dr. Sharon B. Murphy. We are grateful to Susan’s husband, Dr. Allen Steinberg and her son, Zachary Schechter-Steinberg for giving permission to create the Schechter Lab in Susan’s honor.

The Schechter Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory where undergraduate and graduate students earn academic credit for their role as research assistants. The Schechter Lab will engage students, faculty, researchers and practitioners in research that focuses on intervention and prevention strategies for eliminating domestic and sexual violence. It serves as a training institute where students work with members of Prevention Innovations Research Center on their research, reports, white papers, and publications.

Learn more about the Sharon B. Murphy Scholarship Fund to Support Advocate/Researcher-in-Training for the Susan Schechter Domestic and Sexual Violence Social Justice Lab.