Every summer finds Fred Brooks distributing Requests for Proposals to several Atlanta social work agencies, nonprofits and other community agencies. The RFP asks for projects that can be completed by teams of second-year Master of Social Work students and will provide a tangible return to the agency or nonprofit.
ATLANTA–Young, white suburban drug dealers and stereotypical urban dealers are motivated to sell drugs for the same reason – to be “cool,” but when suburban dealers are exposed to extreme violence or serious legal consequences they are more likely to quit, according to a new book by criminologists at Georgia State University.
A devastating year for the Gulf region and the coastal town of Gautier, Mississippi, compelled city manager Samantha Abell to come on board as its economic development/planning director in 2010. Abell, a public administration and urban studies alumna from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, has worked to help cities prosper after they’ve been… more »
Homicide police work captures the public’s curiosity, as exemplified by the abundance of mystery novels and crime shows on prime time television. That same enthralling drama led associate professor Dean Dabney of the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology on a close investigation of the inner workings of a homicide department in Atlanta.
Rebecca Kaye was an MPA student at the Andrew Young School and a research associate at the South Regional Education Board when she completed a project that ultimately shaped education policy in the state of Arkansas.
“I was approached by a representative from Arkansas. He had proposed a bill that would require high schools to… more »
Distinguished University Professor William Alex Pridemore recently organized and moderated a panel of prestigious scholars at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, Calif. The session, “Creating and Using New Information to Promote Innovations in Crime and Justice Policy,” examined how scholars and the federal… more »
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University will welcome Andrea Young to campus April 1 to complete her work on Ambassador Andrew Young’s book, documentary film and archive project about the city’s history of policy choices that constitute the “Atlanta Way” – from the administration of Mayor William Hartsfield to… more »