Michelle Rippy is the Lead Evaluator for Crime Solutions Impact Fellow within the Department of Justice. She previously worked as a law enforcement practitioner, and her current research focuses on contemporary issues in policing and forensic science. Michelle is on sabbatical from California State University East Bay, where she is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. Michelle earned her doctorate in Organizational Change from the University of Southern California.
To make communities safer and law enforcement officers more successful, the Biden-Harris Administration should create a national minimum standard for entry-level academy training.
Accurate death reporting is necessary for public health surveillance, timely health interventions, and reduction in avoidable deaths, but our current system is disjointed and disorganized.
Adequate resources, shelter, and opportunities for people to secure permanent housing are critical for alleviating homelessness and reducing recidivism rates.
Colorado is the 12th state to ban “ghost guns”. The use of unserialized firearms has grown 1000% since 2017.