Six myths about criminal justice reform

Discussions on criminal justice reform include varied messages about what really improves outcomes for communities.

Locked up and left out: Returning citizens struggle to find work in Washington, DC

In Washington, DC, 71 percent of returning citizens who entered community supervision in 2015 reported being unemployed.

How can researchers and community members work together to reduce violence?

Research on community perceptions of police often fails to survey those who are most exposed to policing practices.

Federal leadership joins states in seeking needed updates to juvenile justice

Last month, House representatives on both sides of the aisle passed a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.

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.