From the archive

2022 Fall

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Clubhouse

Clubhouse is an audio-first community platform. Users are able to follow clubs of interest (based on topics) and then join live rooms that moderators create. In these rooms, users can either listen to the conversation that is taking place between speakers or raise their hands and be allowed to join the dialogue. Clubhouse is in… More

Community Dialogue

Polarization and deep political and social divides are affecting families, communities, school boards, businesses, and governments at the local, state and federal level.  Those divides are not narrowing as mid-term elections approach, the Supreme Court issues immensely consequential decisions, and high profile congressional and prosecutorial investigations unfold (to say nothing of continuing discord around racial… More

Freedom House

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, which analyzes the challenges to freedom, advocates for greater political rights and civil liberties, and supports frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change.   The Data Driven Advocacy (DDA) Activity is a USAID-funded program implemented… More

ICWA/Child Custody Court Models

This project will engage the questions around the potential establishment of ICWA/child custody courts for recently federally-recognized Native American tribes. The focus will be on conducting secondary research into existing ICWA/child custody court models, and will include interviews with experts (in the field of Native American law and tribal courts) and community stakeholders (tribal leaders,… More

Mather House

Project description to come . . . .… More

National Legal Aid and Defender Association

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest national nonprofit organization dedicated to the excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford to pay for counsel, devoting all its resources to advocating for equal access to justice for all.   Many civil legal aid and… More

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (“SCDAO”) is the law enforcement agency for the cities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, Massachusetts. SCDAO is among the busiest district attorney’s offices in New England.  This project builds on recommendations from a previous project with Harvard’s Dispute Systems Design Clinic and SCDAO. The main objective is to… More