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Despite No Evidence of Positive Impact on School Safety, Justice Department Awards $45 Million to Fund Additional School Resource Officers Positions Nationwide
Today, President Obama issued his Administration's recommendations to increase funding for school…
President Obama Points to Criminal Justice System During March on Washington Anniversary
As President Obama said today from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. justice system…
MacArthur Expands Investment in Juvenile Justice Reform to $165 Million, Launches Resource Centers to Advance Reform and Improve Outcomes for Youth
Building on its nearly 20-year, $150 million investment in supporting juvenile justice reform,…
OJJDP Administrator Bob Listenbee to Address Congressional Staff for First Time
Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Administrator Bob Listenbee for the first time…
Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation” in Baltimore at Open Society Institute July 10
Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation” in Baltimore at Open…
Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation” at Busboys and Poets July 9
"Incarceration Generation" details the generational scourge of the criminal justice system on…
Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation”
Coffee-table Book with Foreword by New York Times Bestseller Michelle Alexander Details 40 Years of…
Justice Policy Institute Brings on Marc Schindler, Nationally Known Juvenile Justice Advocate and Reformer, as Executive Director
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) announced today that Marc Schindler has been named Executive…
Virginia Faith Leaders to Rally at State Capitol to Call on Gov. McDonnell to Deliver on Commitment to Automatic Voting Rights Restoration
Virginia Faith Leaders to Rally at Richond, VA State Capitol, Call on Gov. McDonnell to Deliver on…
JJIE Launches New Juvenile Justice Hub, Explores Mental Health
Follow pathways from the stories to a new comprehensive Juvenile Justice Resource Hub developed in…
Keeping Families Together Leads to Fewer Kids in the Prison Pipeline
Youth in D.C.’s child welfare system can be better served if D.C. policy makers prioritize…
Five States Dramatically Reduce the Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention Centers
New Reports: Five States Dramatically Reduce the Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention Centers…
More Police - In Schools and Out - Not the Answer
President's prescription to prevent another Newtown tragedy will cause more ills than it cures.
President Obama: Just Say No to More Police in Schools
Today, President Obama will issue his Administration's recommendations following last month's mass…
Drop in Crime Continues in the U.S.
Reductions are seen in arrests for drug abuse violations as well as property and violent crimes.
Release: JPI Stands by Data in 2002 on Education and Incarceration
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) took issue with a new film being screened nationally – and…
Release: “It’s a Hustle:” Baltimoreans Say Bail System Should Be Reformed, For-Profit Bail Bonding Outlawed
Final report in series on money bail gives snapshot of system from residents’ point of view
Release: The Bail Bond Industry is For Profit, But Not For Good
New report supports elimination of for-profit bail bonding as part of justice system
Release: Money Bail Serves No Purpose in a Fair, Effective Justice System
New analysis shows using money to decide release while awaiting trial unfairly impacts low-income…
Release: D.C. Youth Need Treatment, Not Punishment, for Mental Health Problems
DC should prioritize children’s mental health as a proactive measure to stem contact with the…
Release: National and State Experts to Highlight Causes, Remedies for Racial Disparities in Maryland’s Criminal Justice System
National and State Experts to Highlight Causes, Remedies for Racial Disparities in Maryland’s…
Release: United States Continuing to Overspend on Police, Despite Decreasing Crime Rates
United States Continuing to Overspend on Police, Despite Decreasing Crime Rates New Report shows…
Youth Employment Investments will Pay Public Safety Dividends
Effective job assistance and training programs set youth on a positive path toward the future
Advocates, Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Rally to Give More People a Meaningful Chance for Parole
After governor denies paroles and commutations for all eligible “lifers,” groups seek…
Reassessing School Safety in Light of the Tragedy in Ohio
Avoiding ineffective policies in the aftermath

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