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Here you can find news stories about important issues in justice reform and articles calling for positive improvements to the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Check back regularly for new articles and email us to suggest an item to be included on the page.

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From the Just Policy Blog - National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Restoring the Balance of Justice
The latest Just Policy Blog: National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Restoring the Balance of Justice
JPI's Analysis on Virginia's $1 Billion Corrections Budget Receives Widespread Media Attention
JPI's Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Corrections, Sentencing and Criminal Justice Challenge receives widespread media attention helping to educate the public on sentencing disparities and…
Report Questions Virginia’s Billion Dollar Corrections Budget
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ZERLINE HUGHES APRIL 2, 2014 202.558.7974 X 308 …
A Discussion: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Approach 4.3.14
As part of JPI's analysis on Virginia's criminal justice system, we will be part of a discussion on the Commonwealth's sentencing, corrections and criminal justice approach as we release the second…
From the Just Policy Blog - Improving Accountability, Reducing Incarceration: Shifting to Success-Oriented Federal Funding of Local Law Enforcement
The latest Just Policy Blog: Improving Accountability, Reducing Incarceration: Shifting to Success-Oriented Federal Funding of Local Law Enforcement
From the Just Policy Blog: President’s Budget Offers Tiny Steps to Deinarcerate and Billions for Prisons and Police
Just Policy Blog 3.6.14: Tiny Steps to Deinarcerate and Billions for Prisons and Police
One Year Later: JPI Findings on Juvenile Confinement Reform Trending
One year ago this week, the Justice Policy Institute released two groundbreaking reports highlighting the encouraging trend toward reduced confinement of youth nationwide. In the year since the…
Justice Policy Institute Welcomes Jason Ziedenberg to Staff
The Justice Policy Institute is proud to welcome Jason Ziedenberg to its staff as Director of Research and Policy. Jason, an expert in research, communications and advocacy, will help JPI maintain…
Towards an Age-Appropriate Youth Justice System
Remember the critically important report from the National Academies of Science on reforming the juvenile justice system that came out last fall, called Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental…
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…
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…
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…
Virginia’s Justice System Needs Overhaul, New JPI Policy Brief Finds
Justice Policy Institute Analysis Points to Commonwealth’s Misguided and Expensive Policies
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…
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…
JPI Celebrates Robert Listenbee, Jr.
In honor of Black History Month, the Justice Policy Institute recognizes the hard work, sacrifices and achievements of African Americans working on behalf of those who are impacted by the criminal…
More Police - In Schools and Out - Not the Answer
President's prescription to prevent another Newtown tragedy will cause more ills than it cures.
JPI Celebrates 15th Year of Criminal Justice Reform!
hank you for helping to make the Justice Policy Institute a leading voice in criminal justice reform over the last 15 years. From December 2012 to December 2013 we will be celebrating this important…
Fact Sheet on 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Crime continues to drop throughout the United States, according to the full 2011 Uniform Crime Report released by the FBI on October 30, 2012. The Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a Washington, D.C.…
JPI Participates in Life Sentences in America Panel October 24, 2012
JPI Executive Director Tracy Velazquez joins a panel of experts on the issue of serving life sentences.
Save the Date: The High Price of Bail Thursday September 27, 2012
Join us during JPI Bail Month as we host a free panel discussion on the impact and influence on money bail September 27. RSVP here .
September is JPI Bail Month: Attend one of our Events, Read our Reports, Spread the Word
This month, JPI is dedicating all of its resources to educating the public on bail. Learn more during one of our three events and read our three reports.
JPI Daily News Digest 8/29/2012
Criminal Justice News of the Day for August 29, 2012
JPI Daily News Digest 8/28/2012
Criminal Justice News of the Day for August 28, 2012

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