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.

What we know about gun violence in the United States: What are the economic impacts?

Looking at gun violence from an economic perspective can also deepen our understanding of this challenge and help identify new ways to save lives.

What we know about gun violence in the United States: Who’s affected?

Of all gun-related fatalities in 2010, 11,000 were considered homicides. The rest—more than 19,000 deaths—were classified as suicides.

Why does the Urban Institute belong at SXSW?

Urban’s Justice Policy Center is hoping to lead a panel discussion on “Reducing Violent Police-Citizen Interactions” at the next SXSW.

Open-source software will “eat the government”

In the coming years, expect to see some exciting changes in government operations.