Most women enter prisons and jails with trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder and victimization experiences. Correctional institutions can’t provide the assistance they need, but other organizations can.
Mass violence events are traumatic for survivors and communities, and current evidence gaps make it more difficult to effectively respond tosupport survivors’ recovery.
Advocates and policymakers are grappling with decisions about reinvesting in communities to promote public safety and reduce harm.
A new study explored how women’s prisons assist pregnant people and parents as one component of their approach to addressing prior and in-custody trauma.
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.