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Policing a neurodiverse world

Feb 20, 2024
When responding to calls related to mental health crises, police should work to change the environments where people with psychiatric disabilities live and work, rather than simply connecting them with medical intervention.Professor David Thacher, a...
State & Hill

Global Fordies make the school a bigger, better place

May 3, 2023
By Daniel Rivkin Akiho Nagano (MPP '23) and Mayu Ueno (MPP '24) were speaking in a corridor at Weill Hall, sharing thoughts about past jobs, future jobs, and their families. Roaming the halls, you can hear similar conversations, in their case in...
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Thacher examines the interaction of police and the mentally ill 

Dec 19, 2022
In an essay for Vital City New York, Ford School professor David Thacher looks at the potential fall-out of Mayor Eric Adams’s recent order of forced psychiatric evaluation for people causing trouble on the streets and in the subway. He traces New...
In the Media

Davenport reflects on policing since George Floyd's death

Jun 22, 2021 Michigan Radio
One month ago, activists across the country recognized the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's killing, sparking discussion of what has changed in policing since then. While many ideas have been thrown around, like employing social workers to...

PhD candidate Jessica Gillooly writes op ed for Washington Post

May 30, 2018
This Sunday's print edition of the Washington Post included an opinion piece penned by joint doctoral student Jessica W. Gillooly. The post, titled "Want to stop more Starbucks scenarios? Train these people." suggested that 911 operators have a key...
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Policing reform or revolution?

Oct 30, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Join us for a panel discussion on police reform and mass incarceration. Featured panelists include Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association in Seattle, Broderick Johnson, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and Chairman of My Brothers Keeper Alliance, and David Klinger, Professor of Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Christian Davenport will moderate the conversation.