Friday roundup – April 25 through April 29, 2016
THIS WEEK IN THE DISTRICT/THIS WEEK IN YOUTH
– DC Trust interim Executive Director Angela Jones Hackley and board chair Marie Johns shared a message to friends and colleagues, regarding news that broke in The Washington Post about the organization. (WaPo, 4/26)
– The District has one of the highest rates of asthma in the U.S. and many of those sufferers are lower-income children. Despite this fact, a planned homeless shelter in ward 5 is slated to open right near a bus garage. (WaPo, 4/23)
THIS WEEK IN MASS INCARCERATION
– Following a recent Putting Racism on the Table session on mass incarceration, Graham McLaughlin of the Advisory Board Company and returning citizen and business owner Anthony Pleasant discussed their personal insights into the justice system and the many challenges facing returning citizens. (Daily, 4/25)
– A newly-released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the impact of having an incarcerated parent on families. According to the study, nearly 10,000 children in D.C. have a parent who has been jailed. (WCP, 4/26)
– When Parents Are in Prison, Children Suffer (NYT, 4/26)
THIS WEEK IN POVERTY
– Ahead of WRAG’s upcoming Brightest Minds event featuring author and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University Eldar Shafir on May 18, WRAG Philanthropy Fellow Hannah Davis broke down the idea of the “scarcity trap,”and why having too little is a such a big deal. (Daily, 4/26)
THIS WEEK IN HEALTH
– Thousands Leave Maryland Prisons With Health Problems And No Coverage (NPR, 4/24)
– Heroin epidemic worsens in Virginia (WTOP, 4/25)
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When you hug a dog, they probably want you to stop doing that…according to psychology.