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Andrew is the Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University. As Director, Mr. Clark works to facilitate efficient and effective solutions to critical issues facing Connecticut policymakers. The IMRP brings together a dedicated team of CCSU faculty, staff, and students with state and national experts to provide immediate and long-range policy solutions.
In addition to being project project director for the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project, Mr. Clark is currently head of the IMRP project team administering competitive grants that aim to provide positive interventions for children of incarcerated parents. In addition, Mr. Clark is Acting Executive Director of the recently-established Connecticut Sentencing Commission which seeks to review current and proposed legislation affecting sentencing policies and practices in Connecticut to promote affective, balanced and responsible criminal sentencing.
Prior to coming to CCSU in 2005, Mr. Clark served as clerk of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee and aide to House Chair William Dyson for 5 years, where he assisted in the development and passage of significant criminal justice system reform legislation. He also served as clerk of the Transportation Committee for one year, and deputy clerk of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee for one session.
Jim was formerly a Principal Research Analyst for the State of Connecticut's Office of Legislative Research and authored several reports on transportation issues for the Connecticut General Assembly.
Ken Barone is a Policy and Research Specialist with the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University. Mr. Barone received his Bachelor in Arts with a major in Political Science and Masters in Counseling with a specialization in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University.
Prior to working with the IMRP, Mr. Barone has worked as a Research and Policy Assistant for former state legislator and holder of the Governor William A. O’Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics, Mr. William R. Dyson.
Mr. Barone has collaborated with CCSU faculty, staff, students and community partners to enhance the community engagement activities of the university. Mr. Barone has coordinated statewide conferences and leadership forums to promote the importance of public service to Connecticut’s youth.