Progressive criminal justice policies fared well at the ballot box, with voters across the country approving critical reforms.
With a new administration set to lead the U.S. federal government, and in the midst of a pandemic that has exposed the many layers of racial inequality in this country, it is time to finally put infrastructure in place to achieve equity for Black Americans and communities of color.
State and local elected officials are the key to ensuring that significant reforms are made to the criminal justice system.
Establishing a new branch of civilian first responders can help cities reduce overreliance on the police.
By establishing civilian Offices of Neighborhood Safety, local governments can strengthen community safety and reduce overreliance on police.
As Americans start to rethink the role of policing, city leaders can lay the foundation for a community-driven approach to public safety.
As the movements to end mass incarceration and police violence gain momentum, the U.S. government must overhaul its approach to funding criminal justice reform and public safety.
As cities reevaluate the role of policing, the bipartisan Justice Reinvestment Initiative offers lessons for cities on prioritizing meaningful investments in community-driven safety.
The nationwide protests following the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans have started to change how police are held accountable.
Postsecondary institutions must take immediate action to help address the issue of police brutality.
Bambadjan Bamba, a Dreamer and immigration activist, is also fighting to end anti-Black racism.
Lawmakers should slow down the legislative process and get more information before voting on new criminal offenses.
This resource guide serves as an update to "News You Can Use: Research Roundup for Re-Entry Advocates," providing new information and links to additional criminal justice reform resources.
Police reform in the United States cannot take root through a menu-of-options approach that fails to bring about meaningful accountability for departments and officers.
Cash bail criminalizes poverty, fuels mass incarceration, and disproportionately affects communities of color. States and localities are increasingly pursuing opportunities for reform.