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Building Bridges V: Children on Incarcerated Parents Conference
Sponsored by the IMRP and The Governor William A. O'Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics. The purpose of the confereance was to raise awareness of the impact of incarceration on children and their families on a local, state, and national level. Attendees discussed amongst each other the current and potential policy actions aimed at positively impacting children with an incarcerated parent.
Why Drugs Matter: The Impact of Drug Policy on Connecticut's Economy
A forum to discuss the cost and effectiveness of current and potential drug policy in Connecticut amongst policy makers and stake holders. The event featured several Connecticut gubernatorial candidates.
The IMRP, Hartford Public Library and Everyday Democracy hosted a series of neighborhood-based discussion groups throughout Hartford during the month of June 2010. Attendees engaged in intimate, meaningful dialogue surrounding the issue of children with incarcerated parent(s). Following this series of dialogues, attendees created action plans to address the challenges faced by these children, their families, and the community-at-large. The Hartford neighborhoods that participated were: Upper Albany/Clay Arsenal, Frog Hollow/Parkville, and the Northeast.
Drug Policy Civic Theatre Project
HartBeat Ensemble, a Hartford, CT, performance group, worked with Central Connecticut State University Theatre students and held performances that explored drug policy issues. Through the innovative civic theater process, the performers worked with IMRP staff and members of the community in developing complex and true to real-life performances that promoted a healthy debate about drug policy.
Drug Policy for the 21st Century
On February 4th, 2009, the IMRP sponsored an informed discussion about federal and state drug laws and policies. Speakers, such as Ethan Nadelmann, and panelists explored innovative approaches for potentially more effective drug policy.
2009 Statewide CIT Symposium: "Successful De-escalation and Negotiation Strategies: A Fresh Perspective"
Domestic Violence Symposium
Angela Davis @ CCSU
Lunchtime Speaker Series
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System
The Governor's Summit
Strengthening America's Communities
Education & Housing: The Missing Link
Shaping State and Local Tax Reform in Connecticut