How businesses can use data to address sexual violence

Uber is seeking to better count data on sexual violence and respond to reports.

Empowering formerly justice-involved people, improving reentry reform efforts

An ambitious citywide effort aims to slash Philadelphia’s high recidivism by 25 percent in five years.

Five trends in police body camera legislation

As more law enforcement agencies nationwide use police body-worn cameras, states are developing and refining policy guidance.

Jail reform can—and should—come in many shapes and sizes

Local decisions and dynamics are contributing to America’s high incarceration rates.

Incarcerated youth deserve a quality education, and many don’t get one

Many incarcerated students receive less instructional time than their peers in traditional public schools.

Guilty verdicts are not enough to restore faith in police

Jason Van Dyke became the first Chicago police officer in 50 years to be found guilty of murder for an on-duty shooting.

Six things we learned from young adults experiencing gun violence in Chicago

Of 345 young adults interviewed, one in three said they had carried a gun—almost all illegally.

How small grants encouraged jail reform at the local level

Local jails admit nearly 11 million people every year, a number that has almost doubled since 1978.

What happens when states defelonize drug possession?

Since 2014, five states have reclassified drug possession offenses from a felony to a misdemeanor.

What we learned from forecasting state prison populations

Urban Institute’s Prison Population Forecaster shows how policy changes could impact racial disparities, costs, and the size of prison populations.