Public Policy Associates, an evaluation, research, and strategic consultation firm located in Lansing, is seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate to lead the firm’s social justice and equity work.  The position requires an experienced individual with knowledge of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the justice system and the ability to address DMC and equity concerns with a range of key stakeholders.

Central to this position is providing leadership and staff support to the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to reduce DMC within Michigan’s juvenile justice system.  This position will work with a cross section of agency professionals and community partners to examine practices, including efforts to disaggregate data by race and ethnicity; implement cultural competency training; and increase awareness of alternatives to detention.  A key function of this position is to identify—through research and evaluation of current practices—actionable, effective strategies for reducing DMC.  This position educates clients on the prevalence of factors contributing to DMC and effective strategies towards reducing DMC.

For additional details and application instructions, visit the firm’s website.

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