Budget choices are happening now, and policymakers have an opportunity to enact equitable, effective, and lasting public safety reforms.
Without uniform guidance for returning to school this fall, education stakeholders will need to consult the evidence to decide what is best for their students.
It is important to recognize that these tools do not operate apart from the justice system or the systemic issues that plague it.
Invest in Black Lives to Protect Black Lives: How the Public Sector Can Reduce Crime and Victimization
Right now and for decades to come, public officials can work to right the wrongs that continue to lead to high crime and victimization in Black neighborhoods.
As policymakers and researchers reconsider the future of policing in the US, LGBTQ people, especially people of color, who have been directly affected by police and carceral violence can guide conversations.
Addressing structural risk factors, such as chronic homelessness and housing insecurity, is key to creating safe communities where Black LGBTQ people can thrive.
Corrections legislation, policy, and practice needs a structural shift from us-versus-them thinking to “we” thinking.