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A new law in Utah shows how states are driving changes to improve juvenile justice practices and outcomes.
Flaws in background checks can mislead employers and create unnecessary barriers to employment for people with criminal records.
At SXSW Interactive, an open, data-driven dialogue on reducing violent police-citizen interactions.
The Trump administration is reportedly considering the elimination of grant programs that protect victims of domestic violence and hold offenders accountable.
Reforming how we deliver public safety entails changing how thousands of independently operated justice agencies do business.
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.
When it comes to criminal justice reform, odds are that states will continue leading the charge.
State prisons and local jails hold the most people in the criminal justice system, making grassroots efforts the best positioned to drive change.
Looking at gun violence from an economic perspective can also deepen our understanding of this challenge and help identify new ways to save lives.
Of all gun-related fatalities in 2010, 11,000 were considered homicides. The rest—more than 19,000 deaths—were classified as suicides.

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