Topic: Public policy

It’s time to bring Texas jails out of the shadows

Aug. 6, 2015

The high number of suicides in Texas county jails — 140 since 2009 — is just one indicator of the problems that plague the management of these facilities. We should also be concerned by a pattern of staff failures to conduct routine checks on inmates and insufficient staff training about mental illness.

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LBJ School Returning to Nation's Capital with New Washington Center Offering 18-Month, D.C.-Focused Curriculum

May 1, 2014

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is creating the LBJ School Washington Center where students will be able to earn a master's degree in 18 months with a unique focus on federal public policy.

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On Gun Control, Citizens Support Politicians Who Point to Big Picture, not Specific Incidents, Study Finds

March 25, 2013

As the nation continues to grapple with the long-simmering issue of gun control, solutions are stymied by heated debates. To effectively influence a divided America, elected officials must take a broad perspective rather than focusing on specific incidents, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Hogg Foundation Announces 2013 Recipients of Mental Health Policy Project Grants

March 11, 2013

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded $656,000 in grants to fund six projects working toward meaningful, systemic changes in public policy that will advance the mental health of children, youths and adults in Texas.

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Hogg Foundation Awards $326,436 in Grants to Train Mental Health Policy Fellows in Texas

June 12, 2012

Five recent graduates of law, social work, public policy or other graduate programs will receive intensive training, education and experience in mental health advocacy and policy work through the Hogg Mental Health Policy Fellow Grants project.

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