With Jeff Sessions as attorney general, dangerous and outdated “law and order” policies would stymie criminal justice reform.
Statistical analysis illustrates that across a range of social and economic indicators, sanctuary counties perform better than comparable nonsanctuary counties.
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.
Practical policy reforms—not just more conversation—are needed to address the recent violence between police and the African American community.
Virginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.
Police behavior in American cities such as Chicago should no longer come as a surprise.
Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.