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Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge.
 

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JPI's Analysis on Virginia's $1 Billion Corrections Budget Receives Widespread Media AttentionJPI's Analysis on Virginia's $1 Billion Corrections Budget Receives Widespread Media Attention

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Corrections, Sentencing and Criminal Justice Challenge receives widespread media attention helping to educate the public on sentencing disparities and… Continue

From the Just Policy Blog - National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Restoring the Balance of JusticeFrom the Just Policy Blog - National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Restoring the Balance of Justice

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The latest Just Policy Blog: National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Restoring the Balance of Justice

Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice ChallengeBillion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge

Criminal Justice (Adult), Drug Policy, Fiscal Policy, Positive Social Investments, Racial Disparities—Billion Dollar Divide points to racial disparities, skewed fiscal priorities, and missed opportunities for improvements through proposed legislation, and calls for reforms to the commonwealth… Continue

A Discussion: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Approach 4.3.14A Discussion: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Approach 4.3.14

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—As part of JPI's analysis on Virginia's criminal justice system, we will be part of a discussion on the Commonwealth's sentencing, corrections and criminal justice approach as we release the second… Continue

From the Just Policy Blog - Improving Accountability, Reducing Incarceration: Shifting to Success-Oriented Federal Funding of Local Law EnforcementFrom the Just Policy Blog - Improving Accountability, Reducing Incarceration: Shifting to Success-Oriented Federal Funding of Local Law Enforcement

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—The latest Just Policy Blog: Improving Accountability, Reducing Incarceration: Shifting to Success-Oriented Federal Funding of Local Law Enforcement

From the Just Policy Blog: President’s Budget Offers Tiny Steps to Deinarcerate and Billions for Prisons and PoliceFrom the Just Policy Blog: President’s Budget Offers Tiny Steps to Deinarcerate and Billions for Prisons and Police

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—Just Policy Blog 3.6.14: Tiny Steps to Deinarcerate and Billions for Prisons and Police

One Year Later: JPI Findings on Juvenile Confinement Reform TrendingOne Year Later: JPI Findings on Juvenile Confinement Reform Trending

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—One year ago this week, the Justice Policy Institute released two groundbreaking reports highlighting the encouraging trend toward reduced confinement of youth nationwide. In the year since the… Continue

Incarceration Generation TimelineIncarceration Generation Timeline

Criminal Justice (Adult), Drug Policy, Juvenile Justice, Positive Social Investments, Racial Disparities—The Justice Policy Institute's 2013 published "Incarceration Generation," a coffee-table book of essays detailing the rise of mass incarceration over the last 40 years, features this pull-out… Continue

Justice Policy Institute Welcomes Jason Ziedenberg to StaffJustice Policy Institute Welcomes Jason Ziedenberg to Staff

JPI in the News, Announcements, Criminal Justice News—The Justice Policy Institute is proud to welcome Jason Ziedenberg to its staff as Director of Research and Policy. Jason, an expert in research, communications and advocacy, will help JPI maintain… Continue

Towards an Age-Appropriate Youth Justice System

JPI in the News, Announcements, Criminal Justice News—Remember the critically important report from the National Academies of Science on reforming the juvenile justice system that came out last fall, called Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental… Continue

Why 15 Year Old Travion Blount Got More Than 6 Life Sentences for A Crime Where No One Was HurtWhy 15 Year Old Travion Blount Got More Than 6 Life Sentences for A Crime Where No One Was Hurt

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI Executive Director Marc Schindler was featured on KPFK in Los Angles in an interview discussing Norfolk, VA's Travion Blount currently serving six life sentences plus 118 years in prison without… Continue

BET.com commentary: Why Virginia’s Justice System Needs an Overhaul

JPI in the News—BET.com published an op-ed penned by the Advancement Project's Judith Browne Dianis and JPI's Marc Schindler on Virginia's justice system, highlighting voter disenfranchisement.

Editorial Supports a Fairer Justice System in Virginia, Media Highlights Policy BriefEditorial Supports a Fairer Justice System in Virginia, Media Highlights Policy Brief

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—The Justice Policy Institute published a new policy brief on Virginia's escalating crisis within its justice system. Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair , calls the… Continue

Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and UnfairVirginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair

Criminal Justice (Adult), Drug Policy, Fiscal Policy, Juvenile Justice, Positive Social Investments, Racial Disparities—Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair points to reforms that, if implemented, would result in relief for Virginians directly impacted by the justice system and taxpayers alike.

Despite No Evidence of Positive Impact on School Safety, Justice Department Awards $45 Million to Fund Additional School Resource Officers Positions NationwideDespite No Evidence of Positive Impact on School Safety, Justice Department Awards $45 Million to Fund Additional School Resource Officers Positions Nationwide

Press Releases—Today, President Obama issued his Administration's recommendations to increase funding for school resource officers (SROs) in an effort to curb school violence – an offshoot from last… Continue

BAIL REFORM UPDATE 2013: Pretrial Services Programs Refined and Expanded Their Reach, while the Bail Industry Continued to Fight Forfeiture Collection and Non-financial ReleaseBAIL REFORM UPDATE 2013: Pretrial Services Programs Refined and Expanded Their Reach, while the Bail Industry Continued to Fight Forfeiture Collection and Non-financial Release

Criminal Justice (Adult), Fiscal Policy, Positive Social Investments, Racial Disparities—This brief provides an update on pretrial and bail reform over the last year as a follow up to JPI's 2012 Bail Month Report Series.

President Obama Points to Criminal Justice System During March on Washington AnniversaryPresident Obama Points to Criminal Justice System During March on Washington Anniversary

Press Releases—As President Obama said today from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. justice system should not be a pipeline from underfunded schools and to overcrowded jails. Adding to that sentiment… Continue

Mindful of the Consequences: How Improving the Mental Health of D.C. Youth Benefits the DistrictMindful of the Consequences: How Improving the Mental Health of D.C. Youth Benefits the District

Juvenile Justice, Positive Social Investments—This brief examines the intersection of youth mental health and the justice system in Washington, D.C.