Dr. Anne M. Piehl, Winner of 2015 Presidential Public Service Award
Dr. Anne Morrison Piehl is the 2015 recipient of the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff for volunteer service to government, professional and scholarly organizations, or the public. Dr. Piehl was honored for her work on state commissions to improve the criminal justice system by reforming corrections policies and criminal sentencing, expanding special drug courts to increase treatment opportunities and reduce prison time, and for her national leadership on the pressing issue of increased incarceration in the United States. She was also recognized for her key role in the Boston “Operation Ceasefire” project, working closely with the police department to strategize how to reduce violent crime and provide needed data to help police departments make changes to improve residents’ lives in their communities.