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‘The Doors Don’t Lock’ in DC Jail Program for Young Adults
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker and cites our two reports on Washington, DC's Young Adult Justice Reforms .
D.C. and Maryland have new policies allowing prisoners to vote. Making it happen is hard.
Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker.
‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth
Quotes JPI's Director of Organizational Impact Paul Ashton.
[POLICY BRIEF 2020] Washington, DC's Young Adult Justice Reforms
Traditionally, criminal justice system involved young, or emerging, adults age 18-25 have been treated in the same ways as older adults. In recent years, jurisdictions around the country have been…
[PRESS RELEASE] New Briefs Highlight Unique Needs of Emerging Adults in Washington, DC’s Justice System, and Leadership of the District in Reform Efforts
Today the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) releases two papers on justice reform initiatives in the District , “Emerging Adults in Washington DC’s Justice System,” and “…
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.

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