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An increasing number of academic researchers are becoming involved in state-level policy work as a result of existing local partnerships or direct requests by agency directors or elected officials. Most faculty and policymakers do not receive any training in doing such collaborative work and, for each party in the partnership, it can often seem like landing on another planet or, at the very least, visiting a foreign country, with different jargon, players, and stakes. This essay provides a brief guide to navigating the world of state-level partnerships in policymaking.

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Growette Bostaph, L. and Wintrow, M. "We Can Move Mountains: Engaging in State-Level Policy Work", Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 37(2), pp. 212-220. Copyright © 2021, The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.