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Community Corrections Fines and Fees Study

The Community Corrections Fines and Fees Project is led by University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Ebony Ruhland (Principal Investigator). The project is a multi-state, mixed-methods study that examines how fines and fees operate in community corrections (probation and parole) and how fines and fees impact the ability of individuals to succeed on supervision in several U.S. states. Dr. Ruhland leads a team of professors and researchers from Drexel University (Dr. Jordan Hyatt), Indiana University-Bloomington (Dr. Miriam Northcutt Bohmert), the University of Michigan Law School (Dr. Meghan O’Neil), the University of Minnesota Law School (Kelly Lyn Mitchell, J.D.Dr. Erin Harbinson, and Dr. Julia Laskorunsky, Robina Institute), Northeastern University (Dr. Shytierra Gaston), and Rutgers University (Dr. Nathan Link). This groundbreaking work is funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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About the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our nation’s social, governmental, and economic systems. Its investments are focused on criminal justice, education, health care, and several other key areas. LJAF has offices in Houston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Meet the Team

The Community Corrections Fines and Fees Project is comprised of a team of experts in  community corrections and criminal justice. 

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