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

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

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Justice Policy Institute's Board of Directors Applauds Naming of Executive Director Marc Schindler as Recipient of Open Society Foundation's New Executives Fund

JPI's Board of Directors is proud to announce that its recently appointed Executive Director, Marc Schindler, is one of the newest recipients of the Open Society Foundations' (OSF) New Executives Fund, a world-wide initiative designed to provide key financial support so that a new generation of leaders around the world can implement their initiatives.    

Brennan Center for Justice, JPI Host Incarceration Generation in NYC 12.12.13

Join the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law Thursday, December 12, 2013, as it co-hosts an Incarceration Generation booksigning and panel discussion featuring Neill Franklin, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Julie Stewart, Families Against Mandatory Minimums; and Emily Tucker, Center for Popular Democracy. Remarks to be made by Inimai Chettier, Director of the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice; Moderated by Marc Schindler of JPI. Click here to RSVP.

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

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 Commonwealth's juvenile and criminal justice policies and practices ineffective, inequitable and expensive, costing taxpayers billions each year.

Editorial: Be Tough on Crime Spending

Editorial published by the Roanoke Times Dispatch in response to JPI's Virginia's Justice System policy brief. A critical report on Virginia’s truth-in-sentencing system raises hard questions, including whether it works.

Va. Justice System Headed for Crisis Washington Think Tank Says Small Changes to Virginia Laws Could Make Big Differences

Richmong Times Dispatch covers JPI's policy brief entitled, Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective, and Unfair.

Virginia’s Justice System Needs Overhaul, New JPI Policy Brief Finds

Justice Policy Institute Analysis Points to Commonwealth’s Misguided and Expensive Policies

11.14.13: Panel Discussion, Release of New Virginia Brief & "Incarceration Generation" Booksigning in Richmond, VA

The Virginia Alliance Against Mass Incarceration in partnership with Virginia Union University's Center for the Study of the Urban Child invite you to Virginia Union University as the Justice Policy Institute continues its official book tour of "Incarceration Generation" Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 4 to 6pm in Richmond, VA.

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 resource officers (SROs) in an effort to curb school violence – an offshoot from last December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

Meet JPI's New Executive Director, Marc Schindler 9.18.13

Join us 9.18.13 for a meet & greet in honor of JPI's newly named Executive Director, Marc Schindler at the offices of our friends at the ACLU. RSVP here.

JPI Partners with PJI for Bail Month

This month, JPI, in partnership with the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), aims to educate the public on the need for bail reform for the second year in a row. New reports, a national phone call and more are in store!

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 should not be a pipeline from underfunded schools and to overcrowded jails. Adding to that sentiment today was President Bill Clinton and Rep. John Lewis,  each echoing Attorney General Eric Holder’s August 12 call for a moratorium on the nation’s harsh criminal justice policies – a sign that we are moving in the right direction. 

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, MacArthur announced an additional commitment of $15 million to the field, in part to establish the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. The Partnership will provide judges, prosecutors, defenders, policymakers, advocates, probation officers, and mental health and social service agencies with much needed technical assistance, trainings, tools, and resources to help advance juvenile justice reform across the country.

OJJDP Administrator Bob Listenbee to Address Congressional Staff for First Time

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Administrator Bob Listenbee for the first time since his installation will address congressional members on juvenile justice issues during “States Innovations in Juvenile Justice: Investing in Better Outcomes for Our Communities,” a congressional briefing hosted by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) at the Washington Capitol Visitors Center Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

RSVP Required: Listenbee Addresses Congressional Staff on Juvenile Justice

Tuesday's briefing is a first step in educating key staff on juvenile justice reform and the strides states are making and have made across the country over the last several years.

Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation” in Baltimore at Open Society Institute July 10

Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation” in Baltimore at Open Society Institute July 10

Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation” at Busboys and Poets July 9

"Incarceration Generation" details the generational scourge of the criminal justice system on children, families and taxpayers that has made the U.S. a world leader in the rate at which we incarcerate our citizens. The book is currently on tour throughout the U.S.

Justice Policy Institute Releases “Incarceration Generation”

Coffee-table Book with Foreword by New York Times Bestseller Michelle Alexander Details 40 Years of Incarceration, Influences, and Impacts of Overincarceration

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 Director of the national criminal and juvenile justice reform organization based in Washington, D.C. Schindler will start with JPI in August.

JPI Publishes Incarceration Generation Book; Booksignings Scheduled Across the Country

The Justice Policy Institute is proud to unveil "Incarceration Generation," a coffee-table book of essays detailing the rise of mass incarceration over the last 40 years.

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 Commitment to Automatic Voting Rights Restoration

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Justice

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, the nation's first and only vintage mobile eatery offering the finest proprietary frozen custard and Mom approved gourmet Goodies, is partnering with the Justice Policy Institute
to bring ice cream for justice to downtown Washington, D.C. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 11am to 3pm.

JPI Daily News Digest 5/13/2013

Criminal Justice News of the Day for May 13, 2013

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