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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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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:
Report Questions Virginia’s Billion Dollar Corrections Budget
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ZERLINE HUGHES APRIL 2, 2014 202.558.7974 X 308 202.320.1029 Report Questions Virginia’s Billion Dollar Corrections Budget Commonwealth’s African-American…
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…
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.…
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
JJIE Launches New Juvenile Justice Hub, Explores Mental Health
Follow pathways from the stories to a new comprehensive Juvenile Justice Resource Hub developed in partnership with the National Juvenile Justice Network and the MacArthur Foundation.
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 the needs of its vulnerable children and their families by investing in the mental health and…
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 Serving as a national model, CT, MN, TN, AZ and LA slashed the number of young people in confinement by…
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 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
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 soon, internationally. The film, entitled “Hoodwinked,” wrongly accuses the Justice…
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 communities, should be replaced with practices that better protect public safety and reduce social…
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 justice system, improve long term outcomes for youth

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