“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.

It Wasn’t Enough: The Limits of Police-Community Trust-Building Reform in Minneapolis

"George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, and that city and cities across the country are on fire. I am trying to reckon with the meaning of the failure of that trust-building work to keep it from happening."

Exploring Police Activity and Community Trust in Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Creating a common set of facts and focusing on smaller geographies within a city can help move toward shared understanding and collaborative solutions.

We Need to Do More to Support Victims of Domestic Violence during the Pandemic

As COVID-19 takes a toll on communities around the world, domestic violence victims face a unique set of challenges to their safety and well-being.

How Should Prisons and Jails Prepare for COVID-19?

Prison and jail leadership must strike a balance between maintaining order and safety while providing the best possible care to and upholding the basic human rights of incarcerated people.

How Can We Uphold Human Rights and Dignity in Prison?

There are no quick fixes, but research and data can support accountability and chart a path forward.