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Justice Department Findings Are Pretty Much What You'd Expect

I don’t have much to add to the discussion about the Justice Department’s findings on the Ferguson police department’s policing and court practices because we all knew what they’d be. 234 more words

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TASC President Appointed to Governor Rauner’s Criminal Justice Reform Commission

(Springfield) – TASC President Pam Rodriguez has been appointed to Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Established by the Governor’s… 216 more words

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Yurok Tribal Justice Center near completion

CALIFORNIA – Abby Abinanti was the first Native American woman elected to the state bar of California. She’s now bringing her legal knowledge home and to the Yurok Tribe. 134 more words

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The War on Drugs and Mental Illness, By Erin Umberg

The War on Drugs has forced an unconventional marriage of sorts between the legal system and the mental health system—-but for better or worse, the two systems MUST learn to work together.

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Continued success of RJ in schools offers hope for the domestic violence field

Recently released data from the 2013-14 school year reveals that suspension and expulsion rates throughout California public schools continue to decline. This is the second year in a row that rates of suspensions and expulsions have dropped across the state. 528 more words

It's time for America to do away with bail

When it comes to criminal justice, what was radical a half century ago is apparently still radical today. In 1961, my organization, the Vera Institute of Justice… 769 more words

Titus Kaphar: Rewriting History Through Art

Titus Kaphar has been creating a name for himself within the art world for the past several years. The Yale graduate’s interdisciplinary practice attempts to destabilize historical narratives and the art canon through the pieces he makes. 459 more words

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