Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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November 23, 2020

Shrinking Jails, Rising Costs: Erie County's Wasteful Jail Budget

"Shrinking Jails, Rising Costs: Erie County's Wasteful Jail Budget," analyzes the dramatic decline in the county jail population and compares county spending on jails with spending on mental and public health. The Erie County jail population is shrinking rapidly, but jail spending does not …

November 11, 2020

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of November 9, 2020

Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

November 3, 2020

Concerns on the Proposed SAS Data Center and Bringing Predictive Policing to Buffalo

Last week, the City of Buffalo announced a proposed 3-year contract with SAS Institute to create a data analytics center and “use predictive modeling to determine best practices,” with “police training and practices” as the first use of the technology. We urge the Buffalo …

November 2, 2020

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of November 2, 2020

Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

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Avoiding Footage Follies: Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodDecember 1, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We'll speak with PPG Community Researcher, Sarah Wooton, on her recent research into footage release policies for the Buffalo Police Department. Best practices including prompt and free release of footage involving misconduct, proactive release of footage for …

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Shrinking Jails, Rising Costs: Erie County's Wasteful Jail Budget
Footage Release Policies for the Buffalo Police Department
Building “Next Generation” Democratic Workplaces to Reduce Inequality and Empower Workers: Evidence and Policy Implications from Buffalo-Niagara
Pathways to reparations: land and healing through food justice
Language Access for Erie County is Essential and Overdue