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Director, Women’s Initiative
Managing Director, Rights and Justice
Senior Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice Reform
Director, Criminal Justice Reform
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Policymakers must focus on long-term structural changes in order to reduce the negative interactions of people with mental health disabilities with police.
Jan 11, 2024
Mia Ives-Rublee, Christina Stafford
Cities nationwide are using three principal models to effectively dispatch community responder teams.
Dec 13, 2023
Amos Irwin, Rachael Eisenberg
This report compares three principal models that cities are using to dispatch community responder teams, answers frequently asked questions, and shares lessons learned.
United States v. Rahimi reinforces survivors’ need for alternatives to the criminal legal system for safety, justice, and accountability.
Nov 3, 2023
Sabrina Talukder, Kierra B. Jones
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
Community violence intervention workers from across the United States explain and reflect on their work in preventing violence in their communities.
Oct 6, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Tymoni Correa-Buntley, 6 More
Audrey Smith, Matthew Gossage, Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan, Ronnie Rivera, Ala Al Sadi
Melvyn Hayward of Chicago CRED shares how life experiences led him to work toward ending gun violence in his community.
Sep 26, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Tymoni Correa-Buntley, 4 More
Audrey Smith, Matthew Gossage, Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
Sep 20, 2023
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi, Jill Rosenthal, 5 More
Marquisha Johns, Mariam Rashid, Dan Restrepo, Akua Amaning, Cleo Bluthenthal
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major federal gun safety bill passed in nearly 30 years, has closed gun law loopholes and implemented new gun violence prevention policies, as well as made significant investments in school and community safety that are saving lives.
Aug 10, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Allison Jordan
Cash bail reform is a critical step to ensuring a safe and equitable pretrial process.
Aug 9, 2023
Forward-thinking state and local policymakers should continue to take action to improve the employment outcomes of 18- to 24-year-olds reentering their communities.
Jun 27, 2023
The Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets for All program can be leveraged to support community-level innovation in roadway safety efforts, including by rethinking traffic enforcement strategies to improve the physical and psychological safety of Black drivers and others on the road.
Jun 14, 2023
In addition to efforts from state and federal lawmakers, schools and communities have a critical role to play in addressing school gun violence through prevention and intervention approaches.
Jun 6, 2023
Allie Pearce, Akilah Alleyne
Akua Amaning writes about why federal policymakers should pass clean slate legislation.
Apr 29, 2023
Rasheed’s story sheds light on the barriers that so many young adults face when returning to their communities and the opportunities that second chance policies give to young adults who are looking to enter the labor market.
Apr 27, 2023
Akua Amaning, Allie Preston, David Ballard, 6 More
Marina Zhavoronkova, Andrew Sonntag, Hai-Lam Phan, Ala Al Sadi, Toni Pandolfo, Madalyn Reagan
St. Cyr's story illustrates the need for supportive reentry services for formerly incarcerated individuals who face barriers to accessing employment due to exclusionary policies.
Apr 20, 2023
Akua Amaning, Allie Preston, David Ballard, 5 More
Marina Zhavoronkova, Andrew Sonntag, Hai-Lam Phan, Toni Pandolfo, Ala Al Sadi
To facilitate the successful reentry of justice-involved citizens, the United States must bolster its federal, state, and local renter protections and build strong transitional housing programs.
Apr 17, 2023
Second chance policies help returning citizens access education, workforce training, and other wraparound services to prepare for success in the labor market and build long-term financial stability.
Apr 5, 2023
Young adults reentering communities after incarceration face many barriers to finding stable work, but forward-thinking policies can lead to better employment outcomes and safer communities.
Mar 16, 2023
Marina Zhavoronkova, Allie Preston, Justin Schweitzer, 1 More
Many young adults re-entering communities after incarceration face institutional barriers to reaching their employment goals—and policymakers can and should take action to help them.
Marina Zhavoronkova, Allie Preston, Justin Schweitzer, 2 More
Akua Amaning, Arohi Pathak
Patrick Gaspard partners with Color of Change's Rashad Robinson and the Vera Institute of Justice's Nicholas Turner to discuss the dangers of traffic stops for Black motorists and to urge leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to seek solutions.
Mar 13, 2023
Patrick Gaspard, Rashad Robinson , Nicholas Turner
The killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police in Memphis has focused the national attention on the dangers of driving while Black in America and the urgent need for police reform that fulfills the promise of public safety.
Feb 10, 2023
Rachael Eisenberg, Brandon Tucker, Hadi Sedigh
The economy; democracy and the courts; and community safety and gun violence are expected to be at center stage as President Biden prepares to address the nation during his second State of the Union address.
Feb 3, 2023
Kiera Manser, Rose Khattar, Ben Olinsky, 1 More
In the second installment in a three-part series on Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Center for American Progress and American Indian College Fund look at Leech Lake Tribal College’s law enforcement degree program and the college’s work on cultural revitalization and basic needs insecurity.
Dec 15, 2022
Marcella Bombardieri, Dina M. Horwedel
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