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Improving accountability to victims makes the justice system more equitable and fair.
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Expanding compassionate release could help prisons reduce deaths from COVID-19.
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As people around the world donate to bail funds, it’s critical to understand bail systems, efforts to reform them, and underlying system injustices that bail funds seek to mitigate.
Incarcerated people don masks and receive lunch at St. Louis County Jail
Corrections legislation, policy, and practice needs a structural shift from us-versus-them thinking to “we” thinking.
Protestors chant "Say His Name, George Floyd" near a memorial for George Floyd at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN
"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."
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers wear facial covering while monitoring an "Open California" rally in downtown Los Angeles, on April 22, 2020.
Creating a common set of facts and focusing on smaller geographies within a city can help move toward shared understanding and collaborative solutions.
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.
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.
There are no quick fixes, but research and data can support accountability and chart a path forward.
The Center for Victim Research helps professionals share information and improve responses to crime victims.

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