Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Stopping the Disease in its Tracks, But This Time Without Painkillers

By Anna Malinowski Published November 5, 2017

The opioid epidemic exploding across the country is one of the nation's most pressing public health concerns. Its solution may, however, be rooted in public policy.

Yes Means Yes and No Means No; Relearning Affirmative Consent

By Anna Malinowski Published October 13, 2017

Affirmative consent laws and policies in their various forms are sweeping the country, but is what is being done enough? Collectively labeled as "Yes Means Yes" laws, these new legislations are driving home the idea that the absence of a no is not a yes. Their focus is the college demographic, where sexual assault is increasingly being fought through education and political action.

Mental Health Illnesses are Rampant in Our Criminal Justice System and Our Criminal Justice System is Perpetuated by Mental Health Illnesses

By Anna Malinowski Published October 12, 2017

At the intersection of criminal justice and mental health care, there is vast ineffectiveness and inefficiency. The consequences of this range. Some in need of care don't get it or get enough of it. Others face the manifestation of their mental illness through a cycle of incarceration or with prolonged psychiatric hospital stays.