By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Marian Wright Edelman, the second speaker in
the 2013-14 UCLA Luskin Lecture Series, delivered a stirring call to action to
the community members, city leaders, educators and students who had gathered to
hear her speak on Wednesday.
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Jennifer Larr
grew up in Orange County, graduated with a Master of Public Policy from UCLA’s
Luskin School of Public Affairs, and today calls the Southland home. However,
it was the time she spent in places far removed from Southern California’s sun-drenched beaches that made her the woman she is today.
Los Angeles County has a rare opportunity to make sweeping and necessary improvements to the way it rehabilitates incarcerated youth as it moves forward with a project to replace Camp Vernon J. Kilpatrick in Malibu with a modern probation camp model that is less prison-like and more therapeutic, according to a new policy brief from the Children’s Defense Fund-California and UCLA Luskin.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the urgent need for reform and voted last week to speed up the timeline for the probation camp replacement project.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Recent Public Policy graduate Matt Levin and his research co-author Sarah Bohn
visited the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs last week to present data and conclusions from the 2011
California Poverty Measure.
For the second straight year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led all university teams in fundraising for the United Way's HomeWalk this past weekend in downtown Los Angeles.The Luskin School raised over $12,000 for the annual event, which aims to end homelessness in LA. As a group, Team UCLA Luskin was in the top-10 of group fundraisers as the HomeWalk event raised close to $425,000.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer After a
lifetime of work helping the forgotten, abused and incarcerated, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs alum Dr. Ira Arthell Neighbors received the honorable Judge Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization of
Forensic Social work (NOFSW).
Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on November 5, exploring
the concept of content ownership in the digital age. This second event of the Public Policy for Innovation in
the Digital Age series
featured representatives from the Digital Media Association (DiMA), Mitchell
Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), the Electronic Frontier Foundation
(EFF), and the UCLA Library.