Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

Tuohy makes child welfare services better

Alum John Tuohy is helping county officials around Wisconsin improve child welfare services.

A group of researchers, including Tim Smeeding of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is proposing a universal monthly child allowance to eliminate extreme poverty among families with children in the United States.

Alum Jason Witt has won national recognition for his work to reduce disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system — the overrepresentation of minorities compared to their proportion of the general population.

The effects of poverty on brain development will be discussed in a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, April 8, at noon in the school conference room.

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe will present her emerging research with Psychology Professor Seth Pollak during Neuroscience, Poverty, and Policy - a public presentation in Milwaukee on March 8.

For Scott Wood, graduate school has been about opportunities — and making the most of them. In doing so, the second-year La Follette School student has become an expert on Wisconsin's economy and employment prospects, and on domestic violence conviction rates in Milwaukee.

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