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Founding Director of Adler's 
 Public Safety Institute Leads Chicago Police Investigation, DNAinfo Reports 04.06.17
Founding Director of Adler's
Public Safety Institute Leads Chicago Police Investigation, DNAinfo Reports
04.06.17

A research scientist who helped lead a nationwide effort to reform policing – and founded a key Adler University institute – has been selected to oversee police misconduct organizations in Chicago.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois-Chicago, Laura Kunard started Adler’s Institute for Public Safety & Social Justice. She also currently serves on the Illinois Department of Corrections Advisory Board.

DNAinfo summarized some of Kunard’s meaningful contributions in a recent report announcing the coming launch of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), a group she will oversee as Chicago’s first deputy inspector general for public safety.

Read Researcher Named New Watchdog Overseeing Police Misconduct Probes.

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Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.