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James Barrett

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James Barrett


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
UMass Boston

Undergraduate School
University of Massachusetts – Boston

MA Executive Office for Public Safety and Security

Elizabeth Spinney, DMC Reduction Specialist and Former Rappaport Policy FellowElizabeth Spinney, DMC Reduction Specialist and Former Rappaport Policy Fellow

Description of Fellowship
During his placement at the Executive Office of Public Safety, James attended and participated in subcommittee meetings relating to disproportionate minority contact. He also sat on two grant review teams which released funds for new public safety construction and drug free and safe schools. His main project was preparing a report comparing Chelsea and Holyoke, two demographically similar cities that have very different rates of juvenile, minority confinement. The report consists of an analysis of best practices and practitioner interviews as well as the results of a survey designed to measure system bias. The report release date is TBD pending the results of the statewide practitioner survey.