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Eileen Chung

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Eileen Chung


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
Harvard Kennedy School

Undergraduate School
Yale University

Jerry Rappaport, Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation

Massachusetts Executive Office for Public Safety and Security

Jane Wiseman, Executive Office for Public Safety

Description of Fellowship
Eileen provided policy recommendations to revamp the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety’s administration of the federal Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program (Byrne Program). The Byrne Program focuses on violent and drug- related crime and serious offenders. It also focuses on fostering multi- jurisdictional and multi- state efforts to support national drug-control policies. Since then, each state has received an annual Byrne grant, ranging from less than $2 million to more than $50 million, depending on the size of the state, population, crime problems, and a host of other factors. The state’s Executive Office of Public Safety (EOPS) Programs Division, responsible for allocating the Byrne fund, parcels out approximately $10 million annually to the Commonwealth’s subgrantees. Eileen contacted similar program divisions in all 50 states and compiled information based upon the 19 state programs who sent responses regarding tracking progress and financial reporting.