Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a missing minority in criminal justice data

Without good data, we lack context for high-profile cases of AAPIs interacting with police, which could better inform public opinion and policy.

Jeff Sessions is digging a deep hole for the Department of Justice

Increasing the prison population via stricter charges for drug crimes is out of line with President Trump’s plans to trim the budget.

How prison and jail visits can build stronger families

Well-designed parent-child visits can minimize the harmful effects of parental incarceration, which has affected over 5 million children.

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.