Judge Victoria Pratt, who helped launch Newark Community Solutions, and Julian Adler, co-author of Start Here, explain to Fresh Air host Terry Gross 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.
Our anti-violence program Save Our Streets works to change local norms around gun violence. Here a report on a "shooting response," a public demonstration organized by S.O.S. after every incident of gun violence.
As London grapples with an increase in violent crime, BBC News profiles our Save Our Streets program and its street-level public health approach to preventing gun violence and strengthening communities.