Papachristos Appointed to State Commission on Youth and Urban Violence

Department News
March 26, 2015

Professor Andrew V. Papachristos has been appointed to a panel of experts set up by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy that aims to create policies to reduce crime in urban communities. The Governor’s Commission on Youth and Urban Violence, announced on March 25, will identify risk factors that result in violence in high-crime communities and recommend policies and evidence-based programs designed to reduce violence. The Commission is formed of experts and community leaders from a variety of backgrounds. It will be responsible for exploring how current policies relating to unemployment, access to high-quality behavioral healthcare, housing, juvenile justice, and school discipline impact the risk factors for youth violence.  It will also explore the disparate impact of those policies and how they contribute to rates of violence in high-crime communities.