Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Awarded Increased Funding From DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and CT Department of Transportation

In February of 2021, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) Associate Director Ken Barone testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit “Examining Equity in Transportation Safety Enforcement.” As project manager of the State of Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3), his testimony focused on […]

Recapping 2022 with UConn SPP

2022 was filled with moments of IMPACT here at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP)! In no particular order, help us recap another fantastic year with a network dedicated to service. #1 One of the most noticeable changes for our network this past year was becoming a School of Public Policy. Though our name may […]

Recapping with the Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative

This year the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) CT Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative (CTCIP) was featured in the news twice this year. The Initiative was featured by NBC Connecticut for a piece entitled “Playground at York Correctional Will be Newest Tool to Connect Incarcerated Moms With Their Kids” about York Correctional Institute. This […]

Recapping Research with the CT Sentencing Commission

The Connecticut Sentencing Commission reviews, researches and makes recommendations regarding Connecticut’s criminal justice system. It is a supported by the Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP). IMRP’s professional staff provides the administrative resources necessary to support the Commission’s mission. The Commission’s Chairperson is Justice David Borden and […]

IMRP: Sentencing Commission Approves Its Legislative Agenda

Consisting of criminal justice stakeholders in Connecticut, the Connecticut Sentencing Commission is staffed by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP). The Commission includes: Four Judges Chief State’s Attorney Chief Public Defender Victim Advocate Commissioners of Correction Emergency Services and Public Protection Community Activists Interested in the Criminal Justice System Chair of the Board […]

UConn Gives 2022: Children with Incarcerated Parents Scholarship

1 in 14 children in the United States have experienced the incarceration of a parent whom they have lived with. The Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Initiative seeks to gain an understanding of children impacted by parental incarceration and their service-needs through research, evaluation, and outreach activities. The mission for the CIP Initiative is […]

IMRP: Police Transparency & Accountability Task Force Issues Final Report

In January the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) Police Transparency & Accountability Task Force (PTATF) issued its final report of recommendations. After two years of evaluating how the State’s police do their jobs, their report was unanimously approved. The Force’s proposals was sent for consideration at the start of this year’s legislative session, which […]

IMRP: Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3)

In 1999 Connecticut enacted the anti-racial profiling law known as the The Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act (Public Act 99-198). Under Connecticut General Statues this law prohibited law enforcement agency from stopping, detaining, or searching any motorist when the stop is motivated solely by considerations of the race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or […]

IMRP: Connecticut Sentencing Commission

The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) Connecticut Sentencing Commission (CSC) was established within the Office of Policy and Management for administrative purposes only. As a permanent sentencing commission, under Public Act 10-129, CSC reviews Connecticut’s criminal justice and sentencing policies and laws on an ongoing basis. The Commission chair is Judge Robert Devlin […]

IMRP: The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First) works with jurisdictions to implement evidence-based policymaking approach and cost-benefit analysis model. This collaboration has helped jurisdictions invest their limited resources in policies and programs based on probable outcomes and return on investment. The intention is to produce better outcomes and substantial […]