Within a high-security compound, behind locked doors and inside narrow 8x10 cinder block cells sits a growing population of young American girls.
The cash bail system disproportionately affects low-income individuals, opens the door to predatory bondsmen, and is detrimental to the families of defendants.
Bellamy and Brink focus their research on the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which allows individuals and families to participate in the private housing market using vouchers. However, in many communities rent prices have increased far faster than the value of the vouchers.
In “The Case for a Culturally Competent WIC Program”, Juliana D’Aoust, Azusa Pacific University student, and her faculty advisor, Dr. Priscila Castaneda, provide recommendations for designing a more culturally competent WIC program, as well as recommendations for how civil society institutions can participate in supporting families.
This September Shared Justice will publish the 2019 Student-Faculty Research Prize reports. In anticipation of their release, we are publishing excerpts from last year’s “Reframing the Safety Net” series. Emily Miller, a recent graduate of Wheaton College, and her faculty advisor Dr. Timothy Taylor, professor of politics and international relations at Wheaton College, were recipients of…
“While the economy has been doing very well recently, it has masked underlying issues like the escalating student loan crisis. Debt impacts not just an individual’s own physical, mental, spiritual, and financial wellbeing, but it also impacts their family, the institutions of which they are a part, and their community as a whole.”