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News from past 90 days

‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth

Quotes JPI's Director of Organizational Impact Paul Ashton. 

Heller School graduate discusses bail funds, problems with U.S. cash bail system

Cites JPI's "Bail Fail" report. 

Efforts Intensify for Incarcerated Citizens’ Right to Vote

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Ideas Presented on Criminal Justice Reform

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

TN Spends Millions on Police at Schools. Will COVID-19 Prompt Changes?

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler and cites JPI's "The Presence of School Resource Officers in America’s Schools" report.

Statewide nonprofit puts youth incarceration under the microscope

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report. 

There’s a Movement to Defund School Police, Too

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on the use of SROs. 

Youth Prisons: Why Are We Paying to be Less Safe?

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker discuss the need to close youth prisons and create more equitable and effective systems of youth justice.

New York City Pushes Toward Goal of Zero Girls in Detention With New Program

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report. 

When America's schools reopen, police don't belong there

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses SROs and JPI's "The Presence of School Resource Officers in America’s Schools" report.

Community members protest police presence in Albuquerque Public Schools

Cites JPI's "Education Under Arrest" report. 

Report: Youth Prisons Too Costly, Ineffective

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Youth Corrections Chiefs, Prosecutors Call for Shutting ‘Inhumane’ Youth Prisons

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and discusses JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Dozens of Prosecutors and Youth Corrections Officials Call to Close All Youth Prisons

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Dozens gather at socially distanced UMD protest to hear demands of Black Terps Matter

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Justice Policy Institute Decries Resumption of Federal Executions

The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) strongly opposes the actions of the United States Department of Justice in resuming the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus. During a week when the federal government should have been doing everything within its power to prevent the loss of more lives due to COVID-19, and effectively responding to calls to address systemic racism in the US justice system, instead the Trump administration was expending extraordinary time, energy and resources to carry out three executions. 

Inside Chicago's decadelong fight to defund police in schools

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler and cites JPI's "The Presence of School Resource Officers in America’s Schools" report.

[PRESS RELEASE] Justice Policy Institute Opposes Resuming Federal Executions, Scheduled to Start Tonight

The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) strongly opposes the decision of the United States Department of Justice to resume the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus.

Removing police presence from schools to end school-to-prison pipeline

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler and cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Adult Court is No Place for Young People

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and Campaign for Youth Justice's Marcy Mistrett argue that subjecting youth to adult court puts them in harmful conditions of confinement and worsens racial disparities while not making people and communities safer.

Here’s how two federal programs helped expand police funding by over 200% since 1980

Quotes JPI's Director of Organizational Impact Paul Ashton. 

San Jose police officers removed from East Side district campuses

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on the use of SROs. 

[PRESS RELEASE] New Report Underscores Laws and Practices that Treat Youth as Adults Fail to Make Communities Safer

Report Finds That Ending the Adultification of Youth by the Justice System is an Urgent and Necessary Component of Any Reforms in Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement PACs Give Millions to the Politicians Who Set Their Budgets

Cites JPI's “Rethinking The Blues” report.

Virginia schools mull fate of School Resource Officers

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler featured on WTVR CBS 6 News discussing the push to remove SROs.

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