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A new analysis of township assistance programs in Marion County, Indiana, looks at how township assistance funding is distributed to those in need, examines trends from 2011 through 2019, and makes recommendations on how the program can better serve local residents. Read the full report for detailed township-level data on township assistance practices and outcomes.

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A new study from the Center for Health and Justice Research at the IU Public Policy Institute found that changes made in 2020 due to COVID-19 reduced jail populations across Indiana and may have long-term impacts on jail operations.  

In 2016, the United Way of Central Indiana started its Great Families 2020 initiative as a way to promote a two-generational approach in helping families in Indianapolis. The first of three brief examines how participating organizations felt about the program.

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Addressing the overdose epidemic still plaguing Indiana requires a holistic approach from teams that combine different disciplines. New analysis from the Center for Health and Justice Research (CHJR) at the IU Public Policy Institute looks at what challenges these teams face, what can help them be successful, and best practice recommendations that can ensure these teams are ready to help Hoosiers trapped in addiction.

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Indiana is one of only eight states that will use paperless voting machines in the November 2020 elections. Yet new analysis from the IU Public Policy Institute finds that the state’s reliance on older paperless voting machines could pose security risks in the upcoming election.  

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CRISP researchers worked with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) to conduct its annual report about the state of homelessness and homeless populations in Indianapolis.

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A five-month research study can position council to consider strategic changes that have the potential to foster performance in some areas and navigate barriers to effectiveness in others.

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New data from the IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Health and Justice Research shows a drop in the number of accidental overdose deaths in Marion County, including those that were opioid-related. Despite that decline, opioids were still present in 78 percent of the county’s 361 overdose deaths in 2018.

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PPI partnered with the Immigrant Welcome Center and several IUPUI schools and offices to develop the program, which is designed to help students build the skills and connections necessary to thrive in their new community and to envision a path to college after completing high school.

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