State Innovations through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Key to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative is a tailored approach reflecting each state’s challenges and strengths.

Criminal Justice Finance in the COVID-19 Recession and Beyond

Budget choices are happening now, and policymakers have an opportunity to enact equitable, effective, and lasting public safety reforms.

Students with Disabilities Can’t Just Be an Afterthought This Fall

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.

The Problem Is Not the Criminal Justice Risk Assessment Tool: It’s Systemic Racism

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.

“No Cops at Pride”: How the Criminal Justice System Harms LGBTQ People

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.

Improving Accountability to Victims through State Justice Reinvestment

Improving accountability to victims makes the justice system more equitable and fair.

States Could Save Lives by Expanding Compassionate Release during COVID-19 and Beyond

Expanding compassionate release could help prisons reduce deaths from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Action that Centers Black LGBTQ People Can Address Housing Inequities

Addressing structural risk factors, such as chronic homelessness and housing insecurity, is key to creating safe communities where Black LGBTQ people can thrive.

COVID-19 in the Common Area: The Pandemic is Reinforcing the Interconnected Nature of Corrections

Corrections legislation, policy, and practice needs a structural shift from us-versus-them thinking to “we” thinking.