Statement on Virginia Parole Review and Update Commission
The announcement on June 24th by Virginia Governor McAuliffe to create a commission to study bringing parole back to Virginia is a critical step in balancing public safety needs in a cost effective way in the Commonwealth. Read more...
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—A Marketplace analysis found the unemployment rate in Sandtown-Winchester is 22 percent.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Amanda Petteruti, Justice Policy Institute's senior research associate, wrote a letter to the editor in response to a Washington Post article entitled “ Va. to revisit parole option .”
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Columbia University, which manages a $9.2 billion endowment, has just become the first university in the U.S. to divest from private prison companies.
Announcements—The Justice Policy Institute is proud to announce its newest board member, Marcus Bullock
Announcements—Rachel Herzing, 2015 Soros Fellow, partners with JPI to explore an unconventional approach to community safety
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—John Oliver's latest target is the US bail system that has effectively hurt low-income defendants while allowing the wealthy to pay their way to freedom.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The good news is that more today is known than ever before about what works and doesn't work to address offending and promote safety. We have the information and research to support making big… Continue
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—New legislation would give Oklahoma’s judges more discretion in sentencing certain nonviolent offenders.
JPI in the News—Silverberg outlines the "instant-gratification society" that we live in today, where we fight the notion to save for future needs and instead work towards accomplishing short-term goals.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—While Baltimore and others are plagued by issues that go far beyond the criminal justice system, the criminal justice system can take important steps to reverse the trend of mass incarceration.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The U.K.'s exceedingly logical approach is in stark contrast to prevailing attitudes in the U.S., where police funding has mushroomed far out of proportion to actual crime rates.
JPI in the News—A combination of drugs, corruption and institutional racism has plagued Baltimore for decades.
JPI in the News—The vast majority of those incarcerated will be at an age still requiring them to have employment when they’re released, but it can be a very difficult proposition for them if they are not… Continue
JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Bail in Baltimore is a weird thing—and complicated, but it’s worth understanding because it matters.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The legal system has often become a go-to for even the most minor transgressions of children, particularly children of color.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Baltimore suffers glaring disparities in crime rates, income, education, housing – and health.