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Global Citizen

Daniele Selby

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15 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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After years in prison, Coss Marte opened a fitness company run by and for formerly incarcerated people. The business, ConBody, was born out the passion he found for fitness while incarcerated and from the near impossi...

Global Citizen

Daniele Selby

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13 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, the National Bail Out collective has been paying the bail for black mothers – and caregivers – who are often left out of conversations on criminal justice. Since 2017, the black-led collabora...

BBC

Emma Jane Kirby

16 April 2019

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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After graffiting a historic landmark with swastikas and racist phrases, a juvenile prosecutor chose to educate rather than punish the perpetrators. Each teen was given a list of 35 books that covered topics like race,...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Stand With Dignity, a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans, has coordinated warrant clinics for those driving with suspended licenses. These clinics have forgiven $2 million worth of traffic fines and...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

27 March 2019

Klamath, California, United States

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Across the country, tribal courts are seeking to break the cycle of recidivism and instead focus their efforts on rehabilitation and community. Judge Abinanti’s Yurok Tribal Court in California applies traditional Yur...

The Marshall Project

Eli Hager

14 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Around the country, states like California, New Jersey, and Maryland are implementing legislation that eliminates the cash bail system. While this is one way of addressing that system’s growing unpopularity, New York ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Rikha Sharma Rani

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7 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Human trafficking has become an increasingly prevalent problem, especially in states such as Florida that host a large tourist population. To better serve the victims, Miami-Dade County has created a trauma-focused co...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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6 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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As Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County seeks to transform how it handles young offenders, it looks to New York City as a model for change. In New York, the city has shifted its focus from large, state-run facilities to commu...

Next City

Rachel Kaufman

26 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Using an algorithm designed by Code for America, the city of San Francisco has been able to identify and start the process of expunging almost 10,000 marijuana-related convictions. While the initiative has faced some ...

Deseret News

Annie Knox

2 February 2019

Nephi, Utah, United States

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In 2016, the state of Utah took control over the funding model for individual county's legal defenders in order to better use resources. Thanks to the restructuring, in just a year, counties have seen noticeable incre...

Pacific Standard

Katia Savchuk

1 February 2019

New York, United States

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Algorithm-based tools are more frequently being used by courts to determine the risk of an alleged offender so judges can better determine whether the person should be detained or not before trial. Although this metho...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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24 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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For social service agencies, prioritizing well-being requires new procedures and a framework for understanding holistic wellness. The Full Frame Initiative has partnered with agencies in the states of Massachusetts an...

INDY Week

Sarah Willets

15 January 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Durham County relieved hundreds of outstanding traffic fines in an effort to restore suspended driver's licenses. The program, called Durham Expungement and Restoration (DEAR), "identified more than 11,000 people elig...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

27 December 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Municipal Court deals with over 40,000 cases of domestic violence per year, but the implementation of a compliance docket aims to reduce how many of those offenders come back to court. By forming a relatio...

Detroit Free Press

Georgea Kovanis

7 December 2018

Macomb, Michigan, United States

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At a Michigan county drug court, intense scrutiny and personalized attention for people in recovery - instead of jail time - is an approach with great promise. This in-depth look at the journey of people in the progra...

Model D

Aaron Mondry

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20 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Street Outreach Court Detroit is a collaboration between the courts and service providers to waive legal and financial obligations post-conviction if a person makes a commitment to an individualized action plan. These...

CityLab

Brentin Mock

8 November 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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An amendment passed in Louisiana does away with non-unanimous jury verdicts that have helped solidify racial discrimination in the criminal justice system since they were implemented in response to Reconstruction. Dat...

The New Yorker

Sarah Stillman

5 November 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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As incarceration rates of women in America continue to rise, Still She Rises, a project of the Bronx defenders, uses a holistic approach to legal defense for incarcerated mothers in Tulsa, OK. Attorneys for the organi...

South Florida Media Network

Maria Serrano

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17 October 2018

New York, United States

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Esparanza, a non-profit located in New York, provides comprehensive services for teenagers who are in the justice system. The intensive family counseling has been a successful alternative to incarceration since 2002, ...

Deseret News

K. Sophie Will

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15 October 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Washington State is using behavioral science and kinder, more compassionate communications to help encourage full payment of child-support from non-custodial parents. With their efforts, including friendlier communica...

WESA

Annette John-Hall

5 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the participatory defense program helps people learn how to present themselves in a criminal case in a way that gives a more complete picture of who they are. They write a biography, get letters of su...

CityLab

Hallie Golden

21 September 2018

Redmond, Washington, United States

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Community courts around the country, like the one in Redmond, Washington, are replacing punitive versions of the justice system with a process that emphasizes assistance and personal growth for minor offenses. Partici...

NationSwell

Hallie Steiner

14 September 2018

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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After her neighbor was incarcerated, a Delaware teenager and her brother began supporting youth coming out of detention with clothes, school supplies and other items. Their nonprofit grew and was so successful in rais...

Broadly

Anna-Cathrine Brigida

11 September 2018

El Salvador

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El Salvador joins other countries and states who are creating specialized tribunals for gender-based crimes. The court focuses on 11 crimes “femicide, diffusion of porn (as in revenge porn), and three forms of economi...

The Crime Report

Megan Hadley

5 September 2018

United States

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The number of youth confined in U.S. detention facilities has dropped by nearly half since 1997, saving money and reducing recidivism. A report by the Justice Policy Institute says this has made communities safer, but...

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