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Making an Impact in Greater Boston


Opportunities for students to engage meaningfully in public policy is at the heart of Rappaport's mission.


Two decades of research on everything from housing to education to healthcare. 


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Alexis Farmer, Office of Returning Citizens in Boston

"The accelerated release of incarcerated individuals due to COVID-19 amplified the gaps in reentry coordination, particularly in critical areas that decrease recidivism rates, including, non-shelter housing options, continuity of health care services, and obtaining identity documents to name a few. I had to think critically about policy design and delivery for the range of individuals faced with housing challenges upon release – from elders, to parents, to individuals with disabilities – when providing recommendations for a transitional housing plan for returning citizens. I am grateful to have experienced how the City of Boston is dedicating its resources to improve reentry efforts and reducing the barriers to a successful reintegration into the community."

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