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Dr. Lynn Todman, Executive Director of the Institute on Social Exclusion
Dr. Todman Comments in Chicago
Tribune on Englewood Police Surges

In a letter to the editor published in the Chicago Tribune, Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) at the Adler School, comments on tactical police surges in Chicago’s underserved Englewood—while crime rates have continued to climb.

“Police surges and short-term actions clearly are not the answer,” Dr. Todman writes, referencing her research and the ISE’s ongoing Mental Health Impact Assessment work in collaboration with the Englewood community. “The long-term solution lies with policy change and vested support from outside and within the community that helps improve the social determinants of mental health — like housing quality and access to jobs — that in turn improve neighborhood safety and community well-being for all.”

Click here to read Dr. Todman’s commentary, “Police tactics.”

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