Social Policy and Social Justice
Conducting Vital Research to Support Families and Communities Nationwide
Social policy and social justice research is front and center at the Glenn College and informs the ongoing, national debate about how the government can best support families and build a robust safety net.
A team of researchers, including Glenn College Assistant Professor Tasha Perdue, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center in Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law and the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell University, received a $533,204 grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine why and how racial disparities in drug court diversion and participation persist, which is key for understanding underlying mechanisms and points of intervention to reduce criminal justice and health inequalities.
Glenn College Professor Stéphane Lavertu and Associate Professor Vladimir Kogan, political science, worked with Associate Professor Zachary Peskowitz of Emory University to examine democratic challenges inherent in the governance of U.S. public education. This novel analysis provides important context for understanding the political pressures facing school boards and their likely role in perpetuating educational and, ultimately, societal inequality.