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WiderNet Intra-Prison Internet System

Cliff Missen and Heather Erwin discuss the WiderNet Intra-Prison Internet System. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Cliff Missen is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he directs the WiderNet@UNC research lab and the […]

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Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project

Mark Fullenkamp and Gemma Goodale-Sussen discuss the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project located at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Mark Fullenkamp is a photographer and artist. He is directing the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project and collaborating with the University of Iowa and Iowa […]

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Kat Litchfield: Oakdale Book Group & Library Services

Oakdale Book Group & Library Services is a presentation delivered by Kathrina Litchfield on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Rachel discussed the Book group facilitation and library advocacy at Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA.   Kathrina Litchfield received her MLIS degree from the University of Iowa in 2014, and a BA […]

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Rachel Williams: Service to Incarcerated Females

Service to Incarcerated Females is a presentation delivered by Rachel Williams on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Rachel discusses the Educational practicum at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, IA.   Rachel Marie-Crane Williams is an artist and teacher currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She has […]

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Dr. Linda Snetselaar: Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium

Dr. Linda Snetselaar, Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement in the Office of the Provost at the University of Iowa, introduces the day’s events and outlines the purpose and goals of the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Dr. Snetselaar is the Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement in the Office of the Provost at the […]

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National Night Out is 4:30 – 7PM on Tuesday August 5, 2014

On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout Iowa City are invited to join thousands of other communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Over 38 million people in almost 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in the event to heighten crime and drug prevention […]

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Police Officer Position Available with the Iowa City Police Department

(Source: City of Iowa City Public Announcement, 3 July 2014) Application Details Deadline: 5PM, Friday, July 25, 2014 To access the candidate information packet and to apply online, visit http://www.icgov.org/policerecruit. A City of Iowa City Police Officer online application must be submitted by 5PM, Friday, July 25, 2014. A resume or general City of Iowa City employment […]

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Johnson County to Host Recognition Event for Community Partners on 18 June 2014 at 4:30 PM

Recipients of County Funds Invited to Celebrate Impact of Funding on County’s Quality of Life Johnson County, Iowa – On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host the event “Enhancing Quality of Life in Johnson County: A Celebration of Community Partners,” at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 […]

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Courthouse Annex Public Meeting, 11AM on 17 June 2014

(Source: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Press Release PDF Document, 6 June 2014) EVENT VIDEO This is a video recording from the event and below is the original announcement. EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT This is the original announcement about the event. For Immediate Release PUBLIC INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT ON DESIGN OF COURTHOUSE ANNEX Date: 17 June […]

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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,” WeCreateHere.net, 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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The Relationship between Public Health and Violence Prevention

In this podcast, Howard Spivak discusses the relationship between public health and violence prevention. (Transcript) Excerpt: …I’m going to start with what the benefit of the approach is and then tie it into how it can help law enforcement promote more meaningful and effective prevention. First of all, public health is engaged in this issue of violence […]

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Successful Public Health Approaches

In this podcast, Jonathan Shepard discusses successful public health approaches. (Transcript) Excerpt: “Can you explain how the Cardiff Model is a partnership between medical practitioners and law enforcement and how this works in practice? And also, can you describe what practical benefits it brings compared to the old days when medical and police personal operated […]

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Health and Safety Collaborations

In this podcast, Chief Rocha discusses whether improvements in community health can increase community safety in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. (Transcript) Excerpt: “One of the things we realized early on was that we had to present something that was atypical, something that they had not heard of before. That meant forming collaborative, other than […]

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Cross-Sector Collaborations between Public Health and Public Safety

In this podcast, Barbara Raymond discusses promising innovations and cross-sector collaborations between public health and public safety with the goal to improve the overall health and safety of our communities. (Transcript) Excerpt: At the California Endowment we do have a mission that is focused on improving the health of all Californians. About three years ago, […]

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2014 Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor Candidate Awards

Introduction Ten days ago, I offered a preliminary announcement about the 2014 Johnson County Attorney and Supervisor Race Candidate Awards. Since then, I worked on formulating a framework for distributing awards to the various county candidate campaigns. The awards are an effort to broadly support those who run for public office in Johnson County, especially candidates […]

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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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