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Alternatives to Arrest for Young People

An issue brief from the National League of Cities provides examples of how law enforcement agencies can divert youth accused of minor offenses from arrest when appropriate. More

New Model to Improve Accuracy of Cook County Housing Assessments

The new residential assessment model was developed to address “regressivity,” which results in higher-priced homes being under-assessed. More

Sustaining Health and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

Research shows that a project that integrated population, health, and environment initiatives achieved promising results the individual, community, and structural levels in Lake Victoria Basin.  More

Incarceration and the Mentally Ill

A report by Policy Research Associates examines factors contributing to the incarceration of people with serious mental illness and approaches to reform.  More

Community, Family Support Critical in Girls’ Education

This report finds that poor academic performance is linked to teacher absenteeism, requirements that girls work in the home, and low aspirations and expectations for girls’ education among the girls and their families.  More