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For most, the best justice solution is to stay out of the system entirely.
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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.
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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.
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Prisons can take actions to treat incarcerated women with humanity, develop a more trauma-informed culture, and reduce some of incarceration’s harms.
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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.
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Mass violence events are traumatic for survivors and communities, and current evidence gaps make it more difficult to effectively respond tosupport survivors’ recovery.
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Research can play a critical role in supporting accountability and change.
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Advocates and policymakers are grappling with decisions about reinvesting in communities to promote public safety and reduce harm.
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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.

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