In 2017, I was pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at American University and needed a job. When I entered the university’s administration staff recruiting program, I did not have much in mind beyond editing Excel spreadsheets. However, when an email told me that the Justice Programs Office (JPO) was hiring, I was excited to interview for a center within the School of Public Affairs, where I earned my undergraduate degree. I have always had a passion for public policy and working for the Justice Programs Office turned out to be an excellent complement to my studies. I’d like to share some of my favorite memories from working here. Continue reading “A Culture of Community and Dignity”
Kanye West meets with President Trump to discuss prison reform, drug courts help to combat the opioid epidemic, and New York counties hire more public defenders. All of this and much more can be found in this week’s Friday news roundup.
The Kavanaugh nomination draws closer to a vote, the Surgeon General releases an opioid statistics report, and California passes more laws for juvenile justice. Check out these stories and more in this week’s news roundup.
California bail reform heads to the governor’s desk, prison strikes spread across the nation, and the Department of Justice intensifies its fight against the American opioid epidemic. All of these stories and more in this week’s news roundup.
Alex was a finalist to give the commencement address to graduates of the School of Public Affairs at American University on May 13. We enjoyed his speech so much, we asked him to share it on the blog so others might as well. Thanks, Alex, and congratulations on graduating! – Justice Programs Office Continue reading “Alex’s Address to Fellow American University Graduates”
As someone who attends Congressional hearings for fun, I was excited to return to the Capitol for a press conference by the Prosecutors Against Gun Violence. The Justice Programs Office supports this organization as part of our partnership with the Joyce Foundation.