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NLC to Hold Leadership Academy on Juvenile Justice Reform

The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host its second Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy from September 23-25, 2015 in Minneapolis.

The Dark Realities Of Being A Minor in Prison

Marc Schindler, JPI's executive director, discusses the realities of being a minor in prison on HuffPost Live.

Ex-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore

A Marketplace analysis found the unemployment rate in Sandtown-Winchester is 22 percent.

Rethink incarceration in Virginia

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.

The Left's Latest Big Money Target: For-Profit Prisons

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.

JPI is proud to announce its newest board member

The Justice Policy Institute is proud to announce its newest board member, Marcus Bullock

Statement on Virginia Parole Review and Update Commission

JPI responds to this significant event  

Soros Fellow Partners With JPI

Rachel Herzing, 2015 Soros Fellow, partners with JPI to explore an unconventional approach to community safety

THE TIME IS NOW TO RAISE THE AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO AND THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE:

Watch John Oliver explain why the US bail system is terrible

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.

Are For-Profit Prisons, or Public Unions, the Biggest Lobby No One’s Talking About?

Outrage over private prisons are largely a distraction from the wider issues of the prison-industrial complex.

Bringing an End to the Incarceration Generation

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 changes. We now need the leadership to usher in a new age.

New Prison Reform Law Creates 'Momentum,' But Limitations Could Lessen Impact

New legislation would give Oklahoma’s judges more discretion in sentencing certain nonviolent offenders.

Silverberg: Progress requires investing now for future gains

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.

Will Baltimore’s troubles handicap O’Malley’s White House hopes?

O’Malley fashions himself as a no-nonsense crime fighter, but his city has not only become a national monument to urban devastation, but it is experiencing one of its worst murder sprees in years.

 

The Biggest Mystery Of Baltimore’s Riots

How did a city where blacks are well-represented among the city government and police erupt in riots not seen since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed?

Want to reduce mass incarceration? Do no harm and invest in people and communities

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.

British Politician Has a Harsh Message for the Police — and America Needs to Pay Attention

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.

The battle for Baltimore

A combination of drugs, corruption and institutional racism has plagued Baltimore for decades.

Punish or rehab? Look at the costs

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 prepared.

The Real "Looting": From Slavery to Policing and Beyond

The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.

Activists say Jay Z and Beyonce quietly bailed out Baltimore and Ferguson protesters

The notion that a celebrity couple would need to contribute vast sums to fund bail for protestors highlights a problem in how the US detains its citizens.

Bail system creates another hurdle for poor defendants, including recent protestors

Bail in Baltimore is a weird thing—and complicated, but it’s worth understanding because it matters.

Investing in jobs and schools in Sandtown is a better solution than filling jail cells

What is the right investment in public safety in Sandtown, and how can we unlock resources to build stronger, safer neighborhoods?

Keep Kids Out of Handcuffs

The legal system has often become a go-to for even the most minor transgressions of children, particularly children of color.

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