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With data and technology, local ogranizations can dentify community safety needs, improve services for those affected by criminal justice systems, and inform advocacy efforts and policy decision making.
The criminal justice field's shift toward person-first language is critical, but there is more work to be done to achieve true systemic change.
The Supreme Court’s ruling opens the door to increased use of this extremely harsh sentence, which disproportionately punishes Black children.
Without changes now, the outlook for earned time credits having a meaningful impact on opportunities for early release is bleak.
Corporations are increasingly committing to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion but could do more for people with criminal backgrounds.
Abolishing the death penalty alone is not enough to address racial and socioeconomic injustices in the criminal legal system.
Traffic stops are now one of the most common acts of policing, and they disproportionately impact Black people and other people of color.
Partial decriminalization is still criminalization and ultimately endangers sex workers.
Physician's assistant prepares doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Prisons and jails are the sites of some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.
Teenagers hang out beside a mural
Strong evidence shows the harmful effects incarceration can have on young people for the rest of their lives.

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