, The Morning Call
‘We’re here to try to save lives’: How a Lehigh Valley drug task force hopes to get fentanyl off the streets amid a surge in drug deaths
Jillian Snider

From The Morning Call:
Jillian Snider, a former New York Police Department narcotics officer who lectures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said the task force model succeeds…

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Rise in Crime: Spotlight on Allegheny County, Pa. 
Lisel Petis

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the subject. Scroll to the end to see the most recent posts in the series.

The nation has been captivated by reports of rising crime and…

, Reason
Massachusetts Lawmakers Say They Want to Loosen Booze Rules. This Proposal Would Do the Opposite.
Sarah Wall & C. Jarrett Dieterle

When it comes to alcohol, Massachusetts is downright reactionary. Unfortunately, a new “reform” proposal that’s backed by entrenched business interests is only likely to continue that…

Unpacking the Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Policy in the Northeast
Mazen Saleh & Sarah Wall

From the time they were first introduced into the market, e-cigarettes have been at the center of a public health debate about their value as smoking-cessation devices versus their…

Going Up in Smoke: The Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Restrictions
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2022) – A new study by R Street Institute Government Affairs Manager Sarah Wall and Harm Reduction Policy Director Mazen Saleh examines the unintended negative consequences of…

In SUPPORT of Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Report & Recommendations
Sarah Anderson

Testimony from Sarah Anderson, Associate Director, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties at R Street Institute in support of Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Report &…

, New York Daily News
Put harm reduction first, New York
Sarah Wall

If more than 107,000 lives were lost in one year due to a single cause — say, toxic waste in a town’s water supply — it wouldn’t just be a tragedy, but an outrage demanding immediate…

, Albany Times Union
“Clean slate” legislation isn’t soft on crime
Sarah Wall

Reforming the criminal justice system is almost always fraught, but it’s especially so in an election year – and especially when crime rates are also on the rise. In New York, this perfect storm…

, CT Mirror
Occupational licensure reform opens opportunities for former offenders —and everyone else
Sarah Wall

Connecticut’s 2022 legislative session certainly gave journalists and policy wonks a lot to talk about. For 12 short weeks, hours of coverage were devoted to some successful pushes —including…

, Connecticut Post
To decarbonize CT by 2040, try renewable natural gas
Sarah Wall

With the ink barely dried on Connecticut’s 2022 legislative session, a few key issues clearly made legislators’ priority list — students’ mental health and combatting juvenile crime both…

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