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LVJI In the News

Lehigh Valley Live - November 16, 2022 

Lehigh Valley schools face a ‘mental health emergency.’ How are they handling it?"

WFMZ - November 15, 2022 

Study analyzes mental health in Lehigh Valley youth

The Morning Call - November 15, 2022

Nearly 20% of Lehigh, Northampton County students ‘seriously’ considered suicide, Lehigh Valley Justice Institute finds in study of mental health

Lehigh Valley News - November 15, 2022

Dramatic teen suicide statistics surface in new survey 

Lehigh Valley Live - March 13, 2022 

Long-term effort to address Lehigh Valley’s inequities takes shape as major groups sign on.


NPR - January 19, 2022

"Amid Covid and staff shortages, work-release no longer an option for Lehigh Valley inmates."

The Express Times - December 28, 2021 

"Conversations between the police department and the Lehigh Valley Justice Institute also contributed to the creation of the new division."


WLVR Lehigh Valley - Aug 17, 2021 

"Advocates for increasing police transparency call on Lehigh Valley law enforcement to create public online use-of- force database" 

WDIY 88.1 FM - May 26, 2021

"Lehigh Valley Justice Institute's Joe Welsh & Marvin Boyer- WDIY News Exclusive"​

The Bethlehem Gadfly - May 3, 2021

"New institute looks at the criminal justice system in the Lehigh Valley through the lens of structural racism, crime, and justice"

The Morning Call - Apr 21, 2021

"Lehigh Valley activists react to Derek Chauvin's conviction for killing George Floyd: 'We still have a long way to go"


WLVR Lehigh Valley - Apr 21, 2021

"State and local officials react to Chauvin verdict"

WLVR Lehigh Valley - Apr 17, 2021

"Pennsylvania has no clear plan to vaccinate inmates in county jails, and is not providing shots"


The Morning Call - Apr 11, 2021

"Following two fatal police shootings in Lehigh Valley region, officials weigh crisis programs to avert tragedy"​

The Morning Call - Feb 26, 2021

"Lehigh County Jail population decreased at the height of pandemic, but advocate sees troubling year-end surge "

The Morning Call - Feb 3, 2021

"Family of teen fatally shot by state police on Poconos overpass announce lawsuit, are being represented by civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump"

Penn State Berks News - Jan 22, 2021

"Berks criminal justice professor joins Lehigh Valley Justice Institute"

The Morning Call - Jan 14, 2021

"Julie Thomases of LVJI briefs Allentown City Council on CAHOOTS program models"

Lafayette News - Jan 7, 2021

"Prof. Angela Bell Joins LVJI Board; Institute aims for local criminal justice reform"

The Express-Times - Dec 20, 2020

"The justice system is producing 'bad outcomes,' says Lehigh Valley group planning to do something about it"

69WFMZ-TV - Dec 15, 2020

"Newly-formed Lehigh Valley Justice hoping to be model for criminal justice reform"​

The Morning Call - Dec 15, 2020

"Lehigh Valley Justice Institute founded to create a fairer criminal justice system"


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