The Risk Science Center is committed to working with the public to improve knowledge and understanding of risk assessment issues. We have a particular interest in working with environmental or citizen action organizations, through lectures or interactive discussions, to increase their understanding of risk assessment issues so that they can have a more active role in environmental decision making. The Center provides risk assessment support to State agencies through the State Hazard Evaluation Lending Program (State HELP). We also provide litigation support as a means of helping courts and the legal system better understand and interpret science and risk assessment in the legal arena.
StateHELP - State Hazard Evaluation Lending Program
The StateHELP (Hazard Evaluation Lending Program) allows states to receive up to 10 hours annually of technical support from the Center scientists free of charge. States can take advantage of this project by requesting either technical support for risk assessment problems over the telephone, or requesting a written review of one of the state's risk assessments. For further information, please contact Patricia Nance, or submit a request