Garren Named 2016 Chancellor’s Public Engagement Student Fellow

BSW student, Brooke Garren, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Public Engagement Student Fellowship for her upcoming work with the Illinois Reentry Guide, which was created by the Education Justice Project on campus. As a result of changes in sentencing laws, the State of Illinois is facing a large influx of people transitioning from incarceration to society. The Illinois Reentry Guide was established in 2015 in order to assist these individuals. Brooke, who is a junior in the BSW program, will be working directly with community agencies who are using the current reentry guide to evaluate its effectiveness. Funding will allow Brooke to effectively conduct primary research and build a stronger support system for this underserved and increasing population.

Read more about the Chancellor’s Public Engagement Fellows.