Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice! Relevant information about SP2 and its role within Penn is provided in the links below. Please explore throughout the website to learn more about the dynamic ways SP2’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni pursue social innovation, impact, and justice.
Research at SP2 is led by renowned faculty who are highly respected practitioners, educators, and mentors. Together with a worldwide network of global collaborators, they are advancing knowledge that drives justice, equity, and social innovation in a range of critical areas such as homelessness, restorative entrepreneurship, and more.
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The Challenges of Reforming the Criminal Justice System – Taylor Pacheco
Taylor Pacheco is the Deputy Director of Philadelphia lawyers for Social Equity. She has a wide range of experience assisting clients in the criminal legal system including at Community Legal […]
The Movement for a Civil Right to Counsel – Len Reiser
Len Rieser is Program Coordinator for the Sheller Center for Social Justice, and also teaches the Access to Justice Clinic and Education Law at Temple University. He is the former […]
Faculty & Research
SP2 researchers recognized at Society for Social Work and Research conference
Researchers from Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) were recognized for their leadership and scholarship at the 2023 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research […]