Welcome to the Be the Evidence Project



Be the Evidence You Want to See in the World…

What Is Our Mission: The mission of the Be the Evidence Project is to create awareness of human rights and social justice issues through research, advocacy, and education. Be The Evidence Project activities foster dialogue and action on how human rights and social justice can be realized in everyday and professional practice.

Who We Are: The Be the Evidence Project is a collective of globally conscious researchers, practitioners, educators, policy-makers and advocates, and concerned citizens whose non-profit independent scholarly and creative ventures are designed to disseminate knowledge, values, and skills that will help improve the individual and community response to critical social issues and improve well-being using 'any media means necessary'.

What We Do: Be the Evidence Project activities that involve research, education, and advocacy provide a vehicle to disseminate information to raise critical consciousness and the recognition of psychological sociopolitical contexts in which injustices can occur. Transforming society first entails transforming ourselves to become "be the evidence we want to see in the world". Through participation in self or project-sponsored activities, we can help promote the achievement of a socially just world in which human rights, social justice, and well-being are realized for all. On a daily basis, the lived reality of "being the evidence" challenges individuals everywhere to look inside themselves to identify and eradicate oppressive attitudes, thoughts, and practices towards self and others.
Main Activities: Research and Evaluation, Program Design and Evaluation, Policy, Advocacy, Public Education, and Social Work and Inter-Professional Education and Training

Founder and Executive Director:

Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Email: tmaschi@fordham.edu
Tel: 212-636-6640 or 845-664-3159

Current Research, Practice, Education, and Advocacy Initiatives:

Aging and the Criminal Justice System   

  • Trauma, Aging, and Well-Being
  • The Use of the Arts for Individual and Social Transformation (ACP)
  • Human Rights Education Implementation
  • Moving Stories Project (MSP)
  • Transformational Networks and Collaboratives
    • Social Work Thought Leaders Network
    • Social Work Research and Evaluation Practice Group
    • Intergenerational Family Justice, Peace, and Freedom Initiative
    • Social Work Rising: Empowering Ourselves to Promote the People Profession
    • Critical Qualitative and Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative
Funding Sources Include: 
John A. Hartford Foundation
Gerontological Society of America
National Endowment of the Arts
Community Trust Fund
Fordham University Office of Research
FUGSS Faculty Research Development Fund
Community  and University Partners and Collaborators Include:
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
New Jersey Department of Corrections
New Jersey State Parole Board, Division of Community Supervision
Vermont Department of Corrections
New York Medical College
New York Society for Ethical Culture, Social Service Board
Hope Lives for Lifers, American Friends Service Community
Hope Lives Coalition
National Organization of Forensic Social Work
Ron Levine Photography, Prisoners of Age
University of Southern California, Davis, CA (Dr. Anne Katz)
Gerontological Social Work Initiative: Trauma, Aging, and Well-Being
Fordham University Center for Community Engaged Research

For more information or to get involved in any initiatives or projects contact us at btep@fordham.edu

Research, Practice and Advocacy Internships and Fellowships Available (please contact tmaschi@fordham.edu for more information)



Be the Evidence Project
113 West 60th Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10023
Phone: (212) 636-6640

Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/BeTheEvidence and https://twitter.com/tinamaschi

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