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Archive: December 2020

In-Depth Look at Wilson Center-Affiliated Bass Connections Projects

December 16, 2020

By: Alexi DeLara

Every year, Duke University offers the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in Bass Connections, year-long research projects spanning a variety of topics. These students work as a team alongside faculty with a common end … Continue Reading →

Introducing a New Blog Series: Growing Above and Beyond

November 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of an occasional series from the Wilson Center’s Michele Easter examining the intersection of nature and agriculture to support recovery, resilience, and community success within justice-involved communities. The logo for this series was … Continue Reading →

ADA Event Panelists Discuss Vital Protections for Disabled People, Concerning Future for Law

October 26, 2020

By: Jeremy Yu

When George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law in 1990, he famously said “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” In celebration this year of the 30th anniversary of this … Continue Reading →

Student Post: Wilmington Police Policies Should Reflect Mental Health Best Practices

October 21, 2020

Editor’s note: There are several Duke University and Duke Law students working with the Wilson Center for Science and Justice this semester, including some who are working on a “blog team.” Those students are learning about the intersection of the … Continue Reading →

Student Post: It’s Time for Raleigh Police to Defer Mental Health Crises to Trained Professionals

October 19, 2020

Editor’s note: There are several Duke University and Duke Law students working with the Wilson Center for Science and Justice this semester, including some who are working on a “blog team.” Those students are learning about the intersection of the … Continue Reading →

Celebrating National Recovery Month through Awareness of Psychiatric Advance Directives

September 25, 2020

By Dr. Marvin Swartz

National Recovery Month is a national observance every September to educate Americans that persons with behavioral health disorders can live healthy and rewarding lives. Recovery month is also an opportunity to reflect on the struggle to … Continue Reading →