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ASU works inside prisons, out in community on incarceration solutions

Momentum is beginning to shift toward addressing the effects of mass incarceration, and Arizona State University has several initiatives to address the growing concern over the fate of people in prison, how it affects their families and what happens when they rejoin society.

The programs in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions work inside the prisons and in the community and involve undergraduates, grad students and the public:

ASU public service programs rise in the rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranked Arizona State University’s graduate degree programs within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions among some of the best in the nation.  

The ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate criminology program is ranked No. 5 in the nation, tied with three other programs. The doctoral program launched in 2008. Its online criminal justice graduate program also ranked fifth in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings of online graduate degrees.

ASU public service graduates asked to wield power with a 'sense of purpose'

The 350 graduates who participated in Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions Convocation received more than recognition for their degrees Tuesday night at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix. They got a reminder from their dean, Jonathan Koppell, of the power they will hold as public servants. 

Citing recent revelations regarding sexual harrassment in multiple industries, Koppell told graduates they can't ignore matters of this importance hoping they will go away. 

Former UNLV scholar leads research efforts for ASU's College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Ramona Denby-Brinson is a professor and associate dean of research for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She’s leading an effort to expand research efforts within the college and strengthen ties throughout Arizona State University and the local community.  

New grads on a mission to effect change through public service

Four outstanding graduates of Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs are on a mission to effect change across the spectrum of public service.

Read on to learn more about each of the graduates.

Tyandrah Ashley, nonprofit leadership and management, School of Community Resources and Development

Pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management, Ty Ashley says she likes “the challenge of it.”

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