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Working for a Better Future: How expanding employment opportunities for D.C’s youth creates public safety benefits for all residents

This brief examines the intersection of youth employment and public safety in Washington, D.C.

The Education of D.C.: How Washington D.C.’s investments in education can help increase public safety.

This brief examines the intersection of education and public safety in Washington, D.C.

Federal Folly: FY2012 U.S. Department of Justice Budget Gorges on Prisons, Gouges Juvenile Justice

The proposed 2012 budget for the U.S. Department of Justice puts locking people up ahead of reducing delinquency, protecting youth, and improving outcomes for the formerly incarcerated. 

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Studies found that substandard housing—particularly where exposure to lead hazards is more likely to occur—is associated with higher violent crime rates.

Efficacy and Impact: The Criminal Justice Response to Marijuana Policy in the United States

There is no clear relationship between drug arrests and drug use, and the impact of increased arrests, convictions and incarcerations of people for marijuana offenses has significant and measurable “collateral consequences” on communities and individuals.

Ganging Up on Communities: Putting Gang Crime in Context

In an effort to better understand the national public safety impact of gangs, this policy brief examines leading national indicators of crime to put the concern around gangs in the context of those crime trends.

Tipping Point: Maryland's Overuse of Incarceration and the Impact on Public Safety

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Race & Imprisonment in Texas: Policy Brief

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Racial Divide: California's 3 Strikes Law

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3 Strikes & You're Out: An Examination of the Impact of Strikes Laws 10 years after their Enactment

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Swing States: Crime, Prisons and the Future of the Nation

There are nearly 7 million people under correctional supervision in America, more people than in our eight least populous states combined. Organized differently, these people would have 16 votes in the United States Senate.

Still Striking Out: Ten Years of California’s Three Strikes

While other states’ “Three Strikes” laws only applied to serious or violent offenses, California’s required sentences to be doubled for any felony.

Studies on Halfway Houses

As housing value trends show, actual sale prices have continued to rise in neighborhoods within the District where halfway houses operate.

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