Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 14 January 2013 11:27

3 Policy and a Pint speakers set

The La Follette School's Policy and a Pint after-work speaker and networking series has another great lineup of speakers planned for spring semester, with the opening session on Wednesday, January 23.

Two alumni who are experts in human trafficking presented at a La Follette School symposium on modern-day slavery.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel named Peter Tempelis (MPA, JD ’06) an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 00:00

Analysis course benefits state of Wisconsin

Public affairs students in David Weimer's cost-benefit analysis class are helping state agencies and community organizations make better decisions about criminal justice reform, environmental regulations, child welfare, mental health treatment and other policy areas.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students recommends that Wisconsin invest $20 million in programs that divert some non-violent criminal offenders from jail or prison to community-based alternatives. The annual investment could help offset increased costs of incarceration and reduce prison overcrowding.

Liz Drilias did not expect to go to prison after she graduated from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

1999 La Follette School alum Carrie Templeton is the new executive assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. She oversees key activities and is a top adviser to Secretary Rick Raemisch, Deputy Secretary Ismael Ozanne and Governor Jim Doyle on legislative and policy matters.

Teague Harvey's academic preparation for the Master of Public Affairs program was somewhat unusual: She double-majored in history and vocal performance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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