The 2017 Abell Award in Urban Policy goes to a paper that proposes to address the complexities of youth crime and incarceration in Baltimore City through an evidence-based program of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Efforts to combat drug use through the war on drugs have proven ineffective, fueling the highest rates of incarceration in the world and deleteriously affecting public health. Taken together, these challenges have fueled interest in creative and effective interventions aimed to reduce harm to drug users and the broader community.
What if we discovered a plant that grew quickly and in multiple climates, could make everything from textiles to medicine to fuel, and could be more valuable to a farmer’s bottom line than most commodity crops?
Dual enrollment programs offer high school students the chance to enroll in college courses and earn transferable college credit while they are still pursuing a high school diploma. Research shows that dual enrollment participants are more likely to enroll and persist in college, earn higher GPAs during college and accumulate more college credit.
Across the country, cities like Baltimore, with aging infrastructure and concentrated poverty, wrestle with meeting the costs of a safe water supply and ensuring low-income residents have access to water they can afford.
Two-year funding for continued support of the Baltimore City Education Reform Project, designed to maintain and secure equitable and adequate state and city education funding for all children in Maryland, with particular focus on disadvantaged children. The agenda calls for the reinstitution of the inflation factor in the budget, advocacy for full-day pre-K programs for poor children, interventions designed to increase attendance, and lower suspension rates.