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Opinion Piece in Crain’s Chicago Business Cites Adler University Research 05.22.18
Opinion Piece in Crain’s Chicago Business Cites Adler University Research
05.22.18

Brandon Johnson, a Cook County Commissioner-elect, wrote an opinion piece for Crain’s Chicago Business citing research by Adler University. Johnson argues that proposals to address carjacking focus public spending on incarceration instead of community investments that would prevent crime. In his argument, he cites incarceration data from Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks, created in partnership with Adler University.

“I live in Austin, and since 2005, Illinois has spent $550 million to incarcerate the residents from my neighborhood alone, according to 'Million Dollar Blocks,' a study by the Chicago Justice Project and Adler University. Why can't we get those kind of dollars to provide employment, education, affordable housing and health care?” Johnson argued.

Read the Crain’s opinion piece, “Want to stop carjacking? Invest in poor neighborhoods.”

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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.