Please join CAP and the Clean Slate Initiative for a virtual event on how clean slate policies make our communities safer by increasing employment and opportunities that reduce recidivism and crime.
Akua Amaning and Sheena Meade write about how second chance policies can help lift millions of women out of poverty.
A new process from the U.S. Department of Education outlines how higher education institutions can receive approval to offer Pell Grant-funded programs to incarcerated students.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on actions taken by the Biden administration to center racial equity in the federal government and the policies and path forward to bend the arc of racial justice toward equity in the years ahead.
Students returning home from juvenile detention centers deserve support to reintegrate into their communities, especially during the pandemic.
Jurisdictions can take several steps to eliminate the financial barriers imposed by fines and fees, which would help system-impacted individuals clear their records and reenter society.
The federal government has the opportunity to look to agencies beyond the Department of Justice to advance progressive criminal justice reforms.
The U.S. Department of Justice seems poised to restore pattern-or-practice investigations to promote constitutional and effective policing.
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
With the U.S. Department of Justice beginning to collect data pursuant to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013, Congress and state legislatures should take the initiative to ensure the dependability of the forthcoming data.
The automatic clearing of eligible criminal records can help to foster civic engagement and build a healthier democracy.
Broad reforms and targeted services are needed to reduce the harms of incarceration for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV as they reenter their communities.