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According to a new analysis of Saginaw, Michigan, improving public safety can be as simple as turning vacant buildings into vacant lots.
Discussions on criminal justice reform include varied messages about what really improves outcomes for communities.
In Washington, DC, 71 percent of returning citizens who entered community supervision in 2015 reported being unemployed.
Research on community perceptions of police often fails to survey those who are most exposed to policing practices.
Last month, House representatives on both sides of the aisle passed a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.
Without good data, we lack context for high-profile cases of AAPIs interacting with police, which could better inform public opinion and policy.
Increasing the prison population via stricter charges for drug crimes is out of line with President Trump’s plans to trim the budget.
Well-designed parent-child visits can minimize the harmful effects of parental incarceration, which has affected over 5 million children.
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.

The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

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The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

How will transformative policy changes affect millions of American families?

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

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