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Twenty-five years ago, Congress nearly unanimously passed the Violence Against Women Act.
The First Step Act offers people behind bars the opportunity to earn credits toward early release from federal institutions.
In Kansas and Missouri, adults can carry concealed firearms in certain public places without a permit.
Research shows that having an incarcerated parent worsens children’s outcomes.
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, how are LGBTQI+ Americans treated in the criminal justice system today?
The Department of Education’s policies on campus sexual assault are not set in stone, leading to variance in adjudication.
A single homicide affects countless lives, and the survivors left behind—known as homicide co-victims—are often overlooked in the aftermath.
Newly released people face medical, mental health, and substance use problems that can lead to unemployment or reincarceration.
To remove barriers for people with felony convictions, we must change the words we use to describe them.
Too often communities are equipped with the solutions, but not the resources, to lead efforts to address public safety needs.

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