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Below you can find a list of JPI's most recent press releases, as well as statements. If you have questions about our reports or our research and analysis, please contact our communications team.

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Justice Policy Institute Urges President Trump to Consider Holistic Approaches to Violence Prevention
Following President Trump’s Executive Order, JPI calls for reform informed by data and facts
Justice Policy Institute commends Maryland Court’s action to reform state’s bail approach
Maryland's Court of Appeals ruled that judges must consider a person's ability to pay before setting bail amounts.
Advocates Urge Removing Influence of Money in Maryland’s Pretrial System
Non-profit groups in Maryland call for legislative action following report of special interest influence on pretrial justice system
JPI Statement on the Crime Statistics and Trends
Policymakers should prioritize effective investments in crime prevention
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
National Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
Washington, DC Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
Maryland Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
Virginia Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Study: Maryland taxpayers spend $288 million a year to incarcerate people from Baltimore City
According to a new report released today by the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy Initiative, Maryland taxpayers are spending $5 million or more to incarcerate people from each of about…
New Report: Costs of Youth Confinement Estimate to Run into the Billions of Dollars Each Year
New report provides estimates of long-term costs of confinement on taxpayers and youth
Virginia’s Corrections Budget Goes Over a Billion Dollars
Despite a recent report demonstrating a flawed justice system and skewed fiscal priorities, Virginia’s budget going into effect on July 1, includes over a billion dollars in general funds for…
Baltimore Takes Steps to Remove Barriers for Formerly Incarcerated People
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zerline Hughes APRIL 29, 2014 202.558.7974, 202.320.1029 cell …
High Recidivism Rates Highlight Need for Deeper Reforms
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 23, 2014 CONTACT: Zerline Hughes O: 202.558.7974 x 308 M: 202.320.1029 E: zhughes@justicepolicy.org
Report Questions Virginia’s Billion Dollar Corrections Budget
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ZERLINE HUGHES APRIL 2, 2014 202.558.7974 X 308 …
SAMHSA, MacArthur Renew Commitment to Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and MacArthur are collaborating on an effort targeting the behavioral health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile…
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…
Virginia’s Justice System Needs Overhaul, New JPI Policy Brief Finds
Justice Policy Institute Analysis Points to Commonwealth’s Misguided and Expensive Policies
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…

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