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Kevin Kearns and Lisa Scales

Kevin Kearns and Lisa Scales participate in the Institute's annual Board of Fellows meeting, held on February 17, 2017.

Featured Publications

CJ Task Force Report

On November 16, 2016, the Institute of Politics Criminal Justice Task Force released its final report titled "Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Improving Incarceration Policies and Practices in Allegheny County." Please visit the Criminal Justice Task Force page for more information and a copy of the report, which contains recommendations for Allegheny County that are designed to increase fairness and equity while maintaining public safety.

Institute News

The Institute has released its latest report, A Continuum of Care Approach: Western Pennsylvania's Response to the Opioid Epidemic. Click below to view a copy of the report. For more information about the project, please visit the Institute's Opioid Collaborative page by clicking here.

A Continuum of Care Approach - opioid report cover

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