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A National Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform: Not Just Second Chances, but a Rational First Response

Marc Schindler | Posted 07.17.2015 | Crime
Marc Schindler

I have every hope that the President will be deeply impacted by what he experiences in El Reno. In my own work, visits to prisons and encounters with people in prison have been some of the most powerful ways to motivate reform.

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

Shaena Fazal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime
Shaena Fazal

If we don't incarcerate young people in conflict with the law, what do we do with them? The answer is simple: We care for and invest in our young people; resource families and communities to safely hold youth accountable; invest in each young person's success, and; address the root causes of youth crime in the communities where the youth live, all in the context of their homes and neighborhoods.

The Cooler Bandits

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

What this film has is the vast emotional power of truth and the ability to make people understand the true burden that the criminal justice system places on our most disadvantaged citizens.