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For media inquiries, please contact Sadie Rose-Stern, Director of Communications and External Affairs, at 202.888.6748.

[POLICY BRIEF 2020] Sticker Shock: The Cost of Youth Incarceration
In 2014, when the Justice Policy Institute first analyzed the cost of secure youth confinement, 33 states and the District of Columbia reported an annual cost per youth that eclipsed $100,000. In…
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…
[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.
[Policy Brief 2020] The Presence of School Resource Officers (SROs) in America's Schools
Communities across the country have come together to demand meaningful changes to law enforcement practices in the wake of the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks at…
[REPORTS 2020] The Child Not the Charge: Transfer Laws Are Not Advancing Public Safety
Over the last 20 years, elected officials and juvenile justice system stakeholders have changed policies and practices to create a more developmentally appropriate youth justice system, resulting in…
[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
[PRESS RELEASE] It’s time to remove cops from campuses and invest resources in teachers and students, not police
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others at the hands of police, people across the country are demanding a reduction in the role of police in all aspects of…
Cops out: City schools remove SROs, while county holds off
Cites JPI's work on School Resource Officers with our "Education Under Arrest" report.
Public Defenders Take to the Streets in a Call for Racial Justice
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Protests continue for the 11th straight day in Baltimore following the death of George Floyd
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Minneapolis Public Schools Voted To End Its Contract With The City’s Police After The Death Of George Floyd
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
Maryland to close two juvenile detention centers
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
Over 200 coronavirus cases reported in Maryland Prison system, department says
Quotes JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King.
The COVID-19 ‘Catch-22’ for Young People Behind Bars
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler d iscusses the current reality of y outh in juvenile facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite pandemic, sheriff continues booking suspects on minor, nonviolent offenses
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

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