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Iowa City Equity Report – 8 January 2015 Update

  The Iowa City City Council Information Packet from January 8, 2015 includes reports and guidelines relating to the 2013 Equity Report. [download] The relevant materials begin on page 4.  We’ve provided a Scribd version below for easy online reading and accessibility. This is the entire City Council Information Packet, and contains some unrelated materials toward the […]

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Community Forum: Resolving Racial Disparity in Johnson County’s Youth-Serving Systems

(Source: “Resolving racial disparities in Johnson County Youth Systems community forum to be held May 29,”, 9 May 2014, by Kiran Sood) Event Video Below is a video recording of the event. Event Commentary The following is a commentary about the event by Greg Johnson, an event attendee: This was an excellent workshop that […]

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

We’d like to welcome Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) to our growing list of justice resources. About “Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those […]

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This mentoring program results in a 44% drop in violent crimes

“[We need to make sure that] our criminal justice system doesn’t just function as a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” ~ Barack Obama Learn more here

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Community Partners Report

On 1 July 2013, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a public event for community partners who are “Enhancing Quality of Life in Johnson County.” More than $2.3 million dollars was awarded to dozens of local organizations with hundreds of workers and volunteers who are having positive impact in our community. An inspiring 44-slide […]

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