Researchers and policymakers alike agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Policymakers must replace the war on drugs with a fairer, more effective model that treats substance misuse as a public health issue—not a criminal justice issue.
The 1994 Crime Bill Continues to Undercut Justice Reform—Here’s How to Stop It
Using Marijuana Revenue to Create Jobs
A Community of Recovery
Congress Must Reauthorize, Expand, and Improve VAWA in 2019
Infographic: President Trump Falsely Claims To Be a Criminal Justice Reformer
From needle exchanges to decriminalization, cities are pursuing strategies once considered unthinkable to address drug misuse outside the criminal justice system.
Voters overwhelmingly support clean slate legislation to automatically seal records for nonviolent crimes and marijuana possession. Support also crosses party and demographic lines for legalization of marijuana.
Michele and Igor sit down with James Forman Jr., a public defender and author, and discuss the touch-on-crime policies that resulted in disproportionate numbers of black men in prison.
The system of mass incarceration is perhaps the clearest manifestation of structural racism in the United States—with particularly damaging effects for black women and infants.
CAP’s Jobs Blueprint addresses the wage stagnation and employment challenges facing working class Americans and communities left behind by investing in millions of new jobs nationwide to meet some of our nation’s most pressing economic and social needs and creating a job guarantee in the hardest-hit areas.
Americans are ready for states—the laboratories of democracy—to offer a new progressive vision for shared prosperity. This report presents a menu of state policy priorities to help people secure good jobs and good wages and to support strong and healthy communities in which all people are treated fairly and equitably.
The time is now to end the war on drugs and take steps to legalize marijuana.
This week, Igor discusses the damaging association of criminality and blackness with writer Clint Smith and Brian Ferguson, director of the Washington, D.C., Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs.
In honor of Second Chance Month, Prison Fellowship’s campaign to eliminate barriers to opportunity for justice-involved Americans, CAP is highlighting the range of approaches that cities have adopted to promote second chances for all of their residents.
In an effort to break the cycle of incarceration, mayors across the country have been working to reform the criminal justice system.
One Philadelphia resident explains how Pennsylvania's clean slate policies have given him a second chance at life outside of prison.
Progressive leaders discuss how America can combat racial injustice in order to fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.
This fact sheet summarizes key research findings on the far-reaching consequences that even a minor criminal record can have on individuals, families, communities, and the economy, as well as research on policies designed to mitigate these consequences.
The Trump administration is withholding critical funding for police departments across the country to make a point about so-called sanctuary cities.