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A report by the Vera Institute of Justice reveals that rural counties are one of the main drivers of jail growth across the country.
According to a new analysis of Saginaw, Michigan, improving public safety can be as simple as turning vacant buildings into vacant lots.
Discussions on criminal justice reform include varied messages about what really improves outcomes for communities.
In Washington, DC, 71 percent of returning citizens who entered community supervision in 2015 reported being unemployed.
Research on community perceptions of police often fails to survey those who are most exposed to policing practices.
Last month, House representatives on both sides of the aisle passed a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.
Without good data, we lack context for high-profile cases of AAPIs interacting with police, which could better inform public opinion and policy.
Increasing the prison population via stricter charges for drug crimes is out of line with President Trump’s plans to trim the budget.
Well-designed parent-child visits can minimize the harmful effects of parental incarceration, which has affected over 5 million children.
A new law in Utah shows how states are driving changes to improve juvenile justice practices and outcomes.

From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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From Safety Net to Solid Ground

How will potential changes to federal safety net programs affect the well-being of people striving to cover their basic needs?

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

When disaster strikes, we need inclusive plans grounded in evidence on what works.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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