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Criminal Justice Reconsidered... Part 2

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In September 2017, we told the story of Agnes Gund, the banking heiress who sold a Roy Lichtenstein masterpiece for $165 million and donated the proceeds to the Art for Justice Fund she founded. The purpose was to “do something about” the mass incarceration of minor drug offenders that filled American jails with 2.3 million people and distinguished the U.S. as the jailor of more of its citizens than any other country on earth.

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January 10 ,2018

Health & Human Services 2018 Budget - A Cautionary Tale

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services budget for 2018 is a healthy $1,131 Billion. To keep this astounding number in perspective, a trillion dollar plus budget for HHS is nothing new. In 2016 the total outlay for HHS was $1,103 Billion and in 2017 the number will come in close to $1,130 Billion.

The Health and Human Services budget is the backbone of our entire social services system. Here’s how this enormous amount of money will be spent:

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January 09 ,2018

Everyday Heroes

The universe of social services is populated with heroes.

That’s the theme that emerged from our year-end review of blogs we posted in 2017. Every story we attempted to tell contained an individual or an organization that went above and beyond the norm in service to their constituents. 

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January 08 ,2018

Register To Attend Blueprints Conference for Healthy Youth Development

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder will host the 2018 Blueprints Conference on April 30 to May 2, 2018, in Denver, CO. The conference will focus on evidence-based programs that promote positive youth development and will provide guidance for practitioners implementing these programs in their communities. Blueprints founder Dr. Delbert Elliott; Dr. David Hawkins, founding director of the Social Development Research Group; and Dr. James Mercy, director of violence prevention with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present keynote addresses

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January 03 ,2018

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