If international criminal justice is to remain a viable project during the Trump administration, it will need to adapt and evolve.
Promoting equal, meaningful access to legal representation in the U.S. justice system is critical to ending poverty, combating discrimination, and creating opportunity.
New data reveal an increase in the use of detention for LGBT immigrants despite protocols to reduce unnecessary detention.
Public schools have not adapted to address students’ mental, social, and emotional barriers to learning, and children of color are disproportionately affected.
The Department of Homeland Security should follow the Bureau of Prison’s lead and take steps to reduce—and ultimately eliminate—its use of private prisons.
Bridging the divide between communities of color and law enforcement begins by recognizing that discord is rooted in the origins of policing in America.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.
Raising the minimum wage and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would not only boost income for struggling workers but also save American communities billions of dollars each year by reducing crime.
Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers without dependent children would result in a societal benefit of $1.7 billion to $3.3 billion each year from reduced crime and enhanced public safety alone.
As bipartisan momentum around criminal justice reform continues to grow in Congress and across the United States, policymakers must include disability as a critical component of reform.