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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

DHS Change Will Emphasize Private Oversight

August 7, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on public agencies privatizing services.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 16, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Ortner Center Pairs With Avon to Go ‘Beyond Brochures’

PHILADELPHIA –- A grant from the Avon Foundation will allow researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to take an in-depth look at how the Internet plays a role in preventing violence against women

$20,000 Could Counter ‘Don’t Snitch’ Culture

July 5, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the prospect of offering a $20,000 “bounty” to witnesses to override the “no snitching” culture.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune

Audio: A Mexican Town Tries Out Its Own Currency

July 3, 2012

Andrew Lamas of the School of Social Policy and Practice and the School of Arts and Sciences joins a discussion about alternative currencies.

Article Source: Marketplace

Violent Trend Remains Epidemic

June 28, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his views about high violence rates in the African-American community.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune

It Isn’t Rare for Parent to Single Out One Child for Abuse

June 27, 2012

Debra Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice and Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research comments on child abuse.

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Will Pennsylvania Finally Learn From Sandusky?

June 26, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice authors an op-ed on Pennsylvania child-abuse laws and the Sandusky case.

Article Source: The Patriot-News
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Child Abuse

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