Partial Decriminalization of Sex Work Could Cause More Harm Than Good

Partial decriminalization is still criminalization and ultimately endangers sex workers.

Incarcerated People Need Priority Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Prisons and jails are the sites of some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.

How Jurisdictions Can Keep Youth Out of the Deep End of Local Juvenile Justice Systems

Strong evidence shows the harmful effects incarceration can have on young people for the rest of their lives.

More Than a Virus: Reimagining Justice during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic

What should happen with incarceration after we successfully keep the coronavirus at bay?

The New Administration Declared Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Will Be a Priority. What Are the Next Steps for the Field?

Practitioners and researchers agree it is not a question of whether we should help survivors, but how.

Kentucky Is Succeeding in Keeping Youth Out of the Juvenile Justice System

For most, the best justice solution is to stay out of the system entirely.

California's Prop 17 Just Restored Voting Rights to People on Parole. Lessons from Other States Can Help With Implementation.

The 2020 election affirmed that every vote counts and every voice matters. Enacting and effectively implementing voting rights restoration policies is a critical way to protect the rights, voice, and dignity of people involved in the justice system.

It’s Time to Declare Racism a Public Health Issue

There's no single way to heal the trauma caused by centuries of a systemically racist society. But declaring racism a public health issue is an important step.

Community-Based Supports Are Essential to Better Address Behavioral Health Needs and Reduce Incarceration

In communities with insufficient behavioral health supports, jails and prisons are some of the only places in which people with behavioral health disorders can receive treatment.