Ken Barone, Project Manager
Since 2012, Ken has managed the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3) on behalf of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University. This project works to implement the state of Connecticut’s Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling law. The Alvin W. Penn law requires law enforcement agencies to collect information on traffic stops and report that information to CCSU. Ken is responsible for coordinating data collection and submission from 107 law enforcement agencies. He works with the Connecticut Data Collaborative to make the data available to the public through an online data portal. He has co-authored numerous reports analyzing municipal and state police data for evidence of discrimination. In addition, he is responsible for staffing the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Advisory Board, four subcommittees and is the legislative liaison for the project with the Connecticut General Assembly. Ken is also a certified Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services “Fair and Impartial Police” trainer. He has trained over 800 law enforcement officers since 2014.
Ken has served as a project consultant in California, Oregon, and Rhode Island on the implementation of their statewide traffic stop data collection programs. This includes helping states design electronic data collection system, develop analytical tools for identifying racial disparities in traffic stop data, and implementing training programs to address implicit bias in policing.
In addition, Ken also manages the Connecticut law that requires the collection and analysis of incidents involving electronic defense weapons. Ken co-authored a 2015 and 2016 report on the use of electronic defense weapons by local and state police. He also co-authored a report on the regulation of transportation network companies in Connecticut, and a report on the Connecticut law to raise the age of juvenile offenders to 18. He has provided project assistance to the Juvenile Jurisdiction Policy and Operations Coordinating Council, the Connecticut Re-entry Roundtable Collaborative, and the Institute’s Children of Incarcerated Parent’s initiative.
James Fazzalaro, Senior Policy Analyst
Jim has helped to manage the CT Racial Profiling Prohibition Project and provides other research assistance to the IMRP. His legislative experience comes from his work for over 36 years at the Connecticut General Assembly’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research. He was a principle research analyst specializing in transportation and public safety policy among other topic areas. During his legislative career, he provided in-depth research that resulted in many of the transportation and motor vehicle laws currently in Connecticut. Over the past 7 years, Jim has managed the implementation of the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Act. In addition, he was a primary author on the 2015 IMRP study of Transportation Network Companies in Connecticut. His Bachelor’s degree is from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and he has a Master’s in Government from American University in Washington, D.C.
Tyler Lublin, Data Analyst
Tyler Lublin is a recent CCSU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics. He has worked on the Racial Profiling Project since 2013. He is responsible for compiling the data for the annual reports commissioned by the state. He resides in Middletown, Connecticut. Tyler is excited to put his mathematical skills to use for this meaningful information.
Ana Maria Mitchell, Community Outreach Coordinator
Ana is a Community Outreach Coordinator with the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP). She helps coordinate community dialogues and other outreach initiatives.
A native of Caguas Puerto Rico, she grew up in the North-end of the City of Hartford. Fluent in Spanish and English, Ana was educated in the Farmington school system through Project Concern now known as Project Choice which is overseen by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC).
A graduate of the Data Institute’s Business School, Ana brings over thirty years of experience in developing relationships with community members, corporations and volunteers. She has held positions as a fundraiser/philanthropist and Volunteer Director in the Greater Hartford community. She has worked for Oak Hill hospital where she was selected as Employee of the Year.
Ana currently resides in Windsor with her husband.