SAJE researchers are partnering with Michael Babb from UW's Dept of Geography to better understand arrest disparity in Washington State. The results will help community members, advocates, and justice system officials understand and address local levels of disparity as well as help state policymakers and others who seek advancement of equal justice in Washington.
SAJE researchers are partnering with the Washington Department of Health (DOH) to examine mortality and causes of death for court involved individuals in addition to possible connections between mortality, cause of mortality, race/ethnicity, gender, frequency and type of court involvement, and age of first court contact.
In Washington State, it had been standard practice to detain prison inmates beyond their earned release date (ERD) until they could demonstrate they could secure suitable housing arrangements. But the Washington State Department of Corrections endeavored to alter this policy by developing the Washington State Housing Voucher Program (HVP).