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Reducing Crime by Investing in Violence Prevention

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2015 crime statistics, confirming that while crime overall is still at a twenty-year low, some cities across America experienced significant increases in homicides in 2015. This data shows we must rethink our approach to violence and how we are enhancing community safety, particularly in the places most impacted by crime. In the cities hit hardest by increases in homicides, violence prevention programs went underfunded. For more information on how to invest in violence prevention and rethink our approach to violence, read JPI’s newest report Defining Violence, visit our violence prevention page, download our infographic above, and more.

Time is right for criminal justice reformsTime is right for criminal justice reforms

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Jordan Richardson of the Charles Koch Institute cites JPI.

Maryland's unconstitutional bail realityMaryland's unconstitutional bail reality

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Maryland's bail system is unconstitutional and can't be allowed to continue.

Study: Maryland spending too much locking people up; Not enough on alternative programsStudy: Maryland spending too much locking people up; Not enough on alternative programs

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler joins Fox Baltimore to discuss reinvestment in Maryland.

‘Expansive’ Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Close to Law in DC‘Expansive’ Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Close to Law in DC

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.

Reform Maryland’s cash-bail practicesReform Maryland’s cash-bail practices

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI joins the Pretrial Justice Institute in calling for Maryland pretrial reform.

Stop Solitary for Kids: The Movement GrowsStop Solitary for Kids: The Movement Grows

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The Stop Solitary for Kids campaign continues to gain momentum.

Violence Prevention Resources

Read JPI's newest report Defining Violence: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America's Approach to Violence for more information

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