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Virtual Courtroom Survey

Joe and John were joined by Amanda Witwer (a doctoral student in MSU's School of Criminal Justice) and Brent Scott (faculty in MSU's Broad College of Business) in a collaboration with the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office to assess the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic--and specifically of moving court proceedings online--on the Michigan Judiciary.


CyanoHAB Outreach in Michigan

The TRUSST Lab, Alaina Bur (a doctoral student in MSU's Department of Sociology) and Sophia Zotos (an undergraduate student in MSU's School of Criminal Justice) collaborated with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on a two-phase project seeking to understand how Michiganders think about the risk of and their vulnerability to Harmful Algal Blooms in rivers and lakes.


Synthesizing the NCSC's Trust and Confidence Efforts

In a collaboration with the National Center for State Courts, John and Joe worked together to assemble, review, and synthesize the National Center's efforts to understand public trust and confidence in the state courts.

The TRUSST Lab partners with a variety of organizations with a practical interest in trust as part of their day-to-day operations.


Active partnerships include a variety of state and local organizations working especially on criminal justice and environmental health issues. An example list of  collaborations appear on the right.

In order to support the trust-relevant efforts of organizations like these, we have also compiled resources and initiated traineeships in which students are funded to work directly with a partner organization.

Organizations interested in partnering with the lab are encouraged to contact us at

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