Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP)

  Publications - Civic Engagement and Governance

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Place matters  for Health in the South Delta: Ensuring opportunities for good health for all: A report on health equities in South Delta, Mississippi

 Inequities in health [and] avoidable health inequalities arise because of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. The conditions in which people live and die are, in turn, shaped by political, social, and economic forces...... Read article


 Reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: The impact on Latino Youth]

This paper analyzes the impact on Latino youth of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the primary law guiding federal juvenile justice policy. Latino youth would substantially benefit from reforms to the law in a number of key issue areas, including disproportionate minority contact, youth in adult jails, community-based delinquency prevention and alternative to detention services, and evidence-based practices. This paper provides recommendations for a reauthorization of the law that takes a rational approach to juvenile justice and strengthens the well-being of Latino youth... read article


 Neighborhood Association

A neighborhood association (NA) is a group of residents or property owners who advocate for or organize activities within a neighborhood. An association may have elected leaders and voluntary dues. Some neighborhood associations in the United States are incorporated, may be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization, and may enjoy freedom from taxation from their home state... read article


Civic Learning: Leading Organizations

 In addition to AAC&U, a number of organizations strive toward the broader and deeper presence of civic learning and democratic engagement in higher education. The following list is not all-inclusive, but showcases the diversity of organizations in the field and the abundance of resources they offer... read brief