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Lalita Booth

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Lalita Booth


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/Harvard Business School

Undergraduate School
University of Central Florida

Tiziana Dearing, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Boston and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member

Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Edward Dolan, Deputy Commissioner of Youth Services

Description of Fellowship
Lalita assisted the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services write a report on the Community System Case Study Project. She focused on questions such as how and why DYS implemented the system, to what extent it has been implemented, why some parts have not been implemented, what the intended and unintended outcomes have been caused by the implementation, and what courses of action are recommended for DYS to follow.