Symposium on Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People at UH a Success

January 23, 2016

Great turnout for the Symposium on Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People at the University of Houston Law Center!  I am happy to have been an organizer and part of the program!  (click ...

Tougaloo College: Improving Healthcare in MS

January 7, 2016

I'm proud that my college alma mater, Tougaloo College, is participating in improving the healthcare of Mississippians by training Community Health Workers or CHWs for work throughout the state.  Check out this video about CHWs and Tougaloo ...

Democrats, doctors say mass shootings need public health approach

December 3, 2015

The ban on research related to gun violence goes back to 1996, when the NRA accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of lobbying for control.  That year, a Republican congressman stripped $2.6 million from the CDC budget, the exact amount spent on gun research the previous year.  Later the funding was restored, but designated elsewhere, and wording was inserted into the ...

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Daphne is Working to Reform the Criminal Justice System

May 6, 2015

Daphne served as a prosecutor for almost twenty years in Louisiana.  During that time, Daphne prosecuted  hundreds of criminal cases.  Over the years, she began to notice a disturbing common denominator.  Many of the offenders suffered from substance abuse and mental health issues, and because of this often entered the revolving door of the criminal justice system and could not easily ...