Utah joins state-led movement to reform juvenile justice

A new law in Utah shows how states are driving changes to improve juvenile justice practices and outcomes.

Five problems with criminal background checks

Flaws in background checks can mislead employers and create unnecessary barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

Joining data and lived experiences to reduce violent police-citizen interactions

At SXSW Interactive, an open, data-driven dialogue on reducing violent police-citizen interactions.

Targeting undocumented immigrants won't increase public safety

The Trump administration’s focus on enforcing immigration law stems from myths that bind immigration to national security, crime, and terrorism.

What could happen if the Violence Against Women Act is defunded?

The Trump administration is reportedly considering the elimination of grant programs that protect victims of domestic violence and hold offenders accountable.

Seeding and spreading innovation to reduce jail use

Reforming how we deliver public safety entails changing how thousands of independently operated justice agencies do business.

Police body camera policies: What’s in and what’s out

About a year ago, we launched an interactive feature that tracks body camera legislation. Since then, legislatures in 18 states passed new body camera laws.

States spearhead ambitious criminal justice reform policies

When it comes to criminal justice reform, odds are that states will continue leading the charge.

Everyday actions can help transform juvenile justice policy and practice

State prisons and local jails hold the most people in the criminal justice system, making grassroots efforts the best positioned to drive change.

We don’t know how many Latinos are affected by the criminal justice system

Latinos are a fast-growing portion of both the US population and the correctional population, but we don’t know how many Latinos are in prison, on probation, or arrested.