Research associate, Social Inclusion Team (Family Group)
Research associate, Social Inclusion Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Emilia Kapranov has worked at MJB since 2018. Her primary research areas are: the evaluation of social service and education programs, programs for children and youth at risk, and the decision-making processes of professionals regarding troubled children and families. She also specializes in immigration, attitudes towards minority groups, and the latter’s impact on society. In recent years, she has dealt mainly with processing and analyzing quantitative data.
Emilia holds a multidisciplinary BA in social sciences and humanities from Ariel University, and is completing her MA in sociology from Tel Aviv University.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
Breaking the Cycle: A Pilot Program for the Release of Minors from Detention and Imprisonment – A Formative Evaluation Study
In February 2021, the Ministry of Justice commissioned the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to conduct a formative evaluation study of the pilot program for the release of minors from detention and imprisonment. The study examined the following issues: the implementation of the program and the identification of factors that contributed to its implementation as well as factors that called for improvement; the collaboration between the parties involved in the program; the factors that promoted the program success and the factors that hindered success; the changes in work practices in the course of the program; the importance of human capital for the program, with the focus on the role of the program manager.
The Negev Bedouin Population and its Leaders – Values, Strengths, and Challenges
The goals of this study are: 1.To understand the values of the Negev Bedouin, their priorities, the characteristics of their community resilience, and their attitudes towards the local authority and the state. 2.To examine differences in values, strengths, and challenges between different groups within the Bedouin population so as to suit specific programs to each of the groups. 3. To understand the perceptions of the local Bedouin leadership regarding the unique values and needs of the population and the way in which these needs are met by the services and programs developed for this population. 4. To identify challenges in the implementation of plans to promote the socio-economic development of the Negev Bedouin, such as the five-year plan, and to make recommendations for their optimal implementation.
Children and Youth
Parental Coordination Program: A Formative Evaluation Study
This formative evaluation study was conducted to help the heads of the pilot program adapt the Parental Coordination Program to Israeli families, to examine its implementation and outcomes, and to assist policymakers in deciding on program improvements and dissemination throughout the country.
Children and Youth
Community Service Program for Youth Offenders: A Summative Evaluation Study
The study had two main goals: a. To provide the Youth Probation Service and MOLSA with information on how the program was implemented within the organization and as an intervention with the participants b. To learn about the program’s benefit to the participants
Abusive and Abused Men in Violent Domestic Partnerships: An International Review
The purpose of the review is to broaden policymakers’ and professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the accumulated experience of dealing with abusive and abused men in domestic partnerships in other countries. The review also aims to help the Committee develop policy and services in Israel.
The Grow Tunnels Project for Food Security
The study goal was to identify the key factors likely to contribute to the successful implementation of the project, as seen by both the families taking part in the project and the professional team involved in the implementation of the project.
Coping with the Impacts of COVID-19 on People Living in Ongoing Poverty: An International Review
Main topics The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially severe for individuals and families living in poverty. This is due to their greater exposure to the disease and its dangers, the setback to employment or work amid exposure and danger, additional new expenses, downsized public transportation, widening scholastic gaps, increasing dependence on bureaucracy and digital services, […]