State of Racial Justice in Chicago Project

Events, presentations, and reports produced in conjunction with this project provide accessible data and analysis on how racial and ethnic groups in Chicago are faring in relation to housing, economics, education, justice, and health and are meant as a resource for the development of new engaged research projects and policy solutions.

Find out more and download our reports here.

Trust and Teacher Evaluation in CPS

This report is the culmination of a year-long study by IRRPP comissioned by CPS and CTU examining how school personnel created a climate of trust and the effect of strong administrator and teacher relationships for instructional performance and teacher evaluations. Find out more and download this report here.




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IRRPP Biennial Report

IRRPP has just published its 2017 - 2019 Biennial Report. In the report, you can find information about our last two State of Racial Justice Reports as well as the research projects that UIC scholars are producing on pressing issues facing us today and the programming that we have worked on in the last two years. The Biennial Report is available here.

January Scholar Spotlight

The January Scholar Spotlight features the work of Aaron Gottlieb, Assistant Professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work, and features his research on the the effect of public defense resources on racial disparities in felony sentencing outcomes. You can find that spotlight here.












IRRPP "Future of Black Chicago?" Report Launch

Join IRRPP and co-sponsors, Chicago Beyond, the Woods Fund, and Roosevelt University's Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation for a presentation by IRRPP's Director, Amanda E. Lewis, on a new report by IRRPP examining the demographic changes related to the loss of black Chicagoans in the city over the past 100 years. After the presentation, local subject area experts will respond to the findings and share their research and reporting on this important issue impacting the lives of all Chicagoans. Find out more and register for the event here.

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