NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross looks at our efforts to reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration.
On NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Judge Victoria Pratt discusses how Newark Community Solutions has provided meaningful alternatives to jail and fines. Julian Adler highlights lessons from Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration (The New Press), including the work of the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety + Justice Challenge to reduce jail populations across the country.
A “clearly-written, optimistic road map for moving beyond mass incarceration” (Kirkus Reviews), Start Here argues for practical reforms that have succeeded in reducing crime and improving public trust in justice by providing alternatives to incarceration. Tracey Meares of Yale Law School called the book “an accessible, concise, and cogent map for criminal justice transformation.”
Proceeds from Start Here will support the Center for Court Innovation’s reform efforts.