PUBLIC POLICY CORNER
The Public Policy Committee (PPC) of the ABPsi's General Assembly is responsible for creating a variety of written responses on behalf of ABPsi, and we are seeking members to Join us!
Why should I participate? Joining the PPC is a great way to gain leadership experience and potentially get your work published in ABPsi's signature newsletter, website, and journal. PPC members participate in time-limited projects. Each member determines his or her interest and availability to participate in projects. Below is a list of the types of projects in which we engage: Emergency Responses: e.g. responses to natural disasters Commentaries: e.g. issues that directly impact the well-being of the community e.g. shootings, gang violence, and responses to general social problems e.g. movie/book commentaries, reactions to articles Policy Briefs: e.g. 1-3 page concise reviews of a particular issue that can be disseminated to policy makers Position Papers: e.g. thorough reviews of a particular social issue
Still have questions about the Public Policy Committee? Feel free to email co-chairs Dr. Donald Knight and Dr. Le Ondra Clark Harvey.
Download pdf files below:
- Hunger. Where Does ABPsi Enter the Debate?/ Personal Responsibility, Public Interest and Social Justice
- Death Penalty Abolition Resolution
- Troy Davis, the death penalty, and the African American community: Toward an activist agenda for Black psychologists and others.
- The Association of Black Psychologists' Tribute to Elder Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- ABPsi's Response to George Zimmerman Verdict
- ABPsi's Response to the 50th Anniversary March on Washington
- ABPsi's Response to Supreme Court's Decicion on Voting Rights Act
- U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Landmark Decision on Juvenile Justice
- Special Education Position Paper
- Foster Care and Mentoring
- Evidence-Based Practices and Racial Ethnic Minorities
- The Lead Based Abatement Repair Maintenance Study
- NIH Commentary
- Juvenile Justice
- DSM5 Commentary
- Incarceration and Re-entry