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social work and LAPD partnership
Jennifer Avalos believes that police officers are being asked to do too much, without the proper training, and that the solution for communities involves social work assistance and collaboration. (Photo/iStock)

USC social work students and faculty impact law enforcement through internships

An initiative of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work builds partnerships with law enforcement agencies, training them on officer wellness, mental health and social work practices.

HealthPolicy/Law
WHO pandemic response
The WHO faces criticism from the Trump administration for its handling of the pandemic, but the United States did not move to mobilize a response to the crisis until two months after the organziation declared a global health emergency. (Photo/L. Cipriani, WHO)

The WHO often has been under fire, but no nation has ever moved to sever ties with it

The unprecedented U.S. pullout will leave the WHO without a major source of funding and marginalize the U.S. in the field of global health, USC Dornsife’s Andrew Lakoff says.

Policy/Law
DACA supreme court decision
The high court’s 5-4 opinion signals there are other legal pathways for Trump or other opponents of DACA to dismantle it, but the question remains whether the administration will do so this election year.(Photo/Rhododendrites).

Supreme Court decision is a win for ‘Dreamers’ — but USC experts say it may not last

While many advocates are celebrating the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, USC experts warn that additional legal challenges are likely.