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Law ·

New Report Highlights Urgent Funding Needed for Public Defense

SPA's Justice Programs Office Right to Counsel (R2C) National Campaign released a report that shows the American constitutional right to counsel is threatened.
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Government & Politics ·

Yes She Can: Obama White House Aides Pen Book on Women’s Empowerment

Kogod alumna Vivian Graubard and SPA instructor Jenna Brayton contributed to the new book.
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Government & Politics ·

Leadership in Action: Bipartisanship and Criminal Justice Reform

The pathway to passage and implementation of the FIRST STEP Act was discussed at an event sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs, the AU Kennedy Political Union, and The Hill news organization.
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Government & Politics ·

Conference Highlights Need to Rethink Policy and Law to Address the Opioid Crisis

Leading experts from public policy, medicine, and law enforcement were among those who gathered on Feb. 22 to discuss new ways to address the opioid crisis at a conference hosted by the AU School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law.
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