As Scotland looks to reduce its use of incarceration and improve outcomes for the justice-involved, The Scotsman reports on the recent visit and testimony before Parliament of our director, Greg Berman, and the inspiration reformers there are taking from our Red Hook Community Justice Center.
Our book, Start Here: A Roadmap to Reducing Mass Incarceration, is one of six books nominated for this year's Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice, an award celebrating "the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all."
A check-in on supervised release—an important, and expanding, alternative to bail and pretrial detention in New York City—as the program reaches 10,000 participants. We operate the program in three of the city's five boroughs.
Can proactive policing continue to reduce crime while also limiting the disproportionate number of African Americans currently being arrested and jailed? Writing in Governing, our director, Greg Berman, says yes: refine police tactics, engage communities, and invest in community crime prevention.
A feature on helping young people avoid involvement with the justice system highlights our work operating restorative justice programs in five New York City high schools with elevated suspension rates.
Survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting visit our Save Our Streets violence prevention program in the Bronx as part of a national 'March For Our Lives' tour to promote gun control, encourage young people to vote, and amplify the voices of communities across the country affected by violence.
Judge Victoria Pratt, who helped launch Newark Community Solutions, and Julian Adler, co-author of Start Here, discuss on NPR's Fresh Air what can be done right now to reduce the number of people sent to jail and prison.
Legal Hand—our free storefront legal information centers—helps residents in vulnerable New York City neighborhoods with legal problems related to issues such as housing and family law. In Queens, as this profile reports, immigration questions are increasing in number, and urgency.
New York City's supervised release program is a nominee for the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University's Ash Center. As part of the initiative overseen by the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, we provide supervised release in three of New York City's five boroughs to thousands of defendants every year, helping them avoid incarceration simply because they cannot afford bail.