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By Justine Fowler | Jul 11th, 2012

During my time at Penn State Harrisburg, I had the opportunity to assist staff members on several research projects while I worked as a research and graduate assistant.  I had also written a thesis as part of the Master’s program requirements.  After these experiences, I was convinced that analyzing criminological data and researching justice issues was what I was truly passionate about.

By Diana Millner | Sep 17th, 2012

The Children's Defense Fund released the State of America's Children 2012 Handbook last month, an annual compilation of national data on child well-being, as well as its Portrait of Inequality which focuses on the state of the most vulnerable black and Latino children and youth in America.

By Candace Putter | Dec 11th, 2012

In 2008, when Jose was released from his nine-month stay in a Pennsylvania residential placement for his auto theft adjudication and returned to Philadelphia, he had a 1 in 10 chance of graduating from high school, according to the Johns Hopkins study, “Unfulfilled Promise”.  Without marketable skills, he was likely to join the ranks of the young unemployed, and his chances of landing in prison as an adult were significantly higher than his chances of landing in a family sustaining career.

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