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May 18, 2015 |  by Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadershipUSA

For me, exiting a New York state prison in 2000 after serving six years was a rebirth. As a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, my mission started to crystallize. I wanted to be a voice for the countless intelligent, earnest, and genuinely good...

May 14, 2015 |  by Dr. Angela Wolf, Director of Justice Strategies

I am frequently asked questions about what interventions “work” for gang violence reduction. Or I am asked to name the evidence-based practices for fields such as violence prevention.

As a researcher, I am gratified that there is movement around evidence-based practices, and that the...

May 11, 2015 |  by Sharda Sekaran, Drug Policy Alliance

I work for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), which is the largest and most influential organization in the United States advocating for ending the drug war and replacing it with policies based on science, compassion, health, and human rights.

When I...

May 4, 2015 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Recent events—some tragic, others hopeful—have put criminal justice system reform onto the front page and, importantly, into the hearts of many. This momentum is promising for those organizations and individuals who have been working to improve and change the justice system: with new initiatives...

May 4, 2015 |  by Khalil Cumberbatch, Legal Action Center

We have all heard the statistic that the United States accounts for approximately 5% of the world’s population and yet accounts for 25% of the world’s incarcerated population, ahead of all other industrialized nations combined.

This troubling statistic has resulted in...

April 29, 2015 |  by Rod Caskey, Senior Program Specialist

Every day a child welfare social worker has a number of decisions to make for every case that he or she carries. Some are small decisions about tasks: scheduling home visits, responding to questions from children and parents, or making referrals. Some are bigger problems that need solving: a...

April 27, 2015 |  by Aishatu Yusuf, Program Associate

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, history was made. Loretta Lynch’s long path to become the US Attorney General ended with the Senate voting 56 to 43 to confirm Lynch as the 83rd US Attorney General, and the nation’s first Black American woman to hold this position.

This moment is one to...

April 22, 2015 |  by Julie Phelps, Senior Program Specialist

When a child has been removed from his or her home because of abuse or neglect, how can a child welfare social worker know when it is safe for the child to return home?...

April 21, 2015 |  by Heather Meitner, Senior Program Specialist

For child welfare social workers, case plans can often feel like an event that must be completed by a deadline so that we can get back to our “real” work. When case planning ...

April 20, 2015 |  by Amy Cipolla-Stickles, Senior Program Specialist

For more than a decade, child welfare conferences have included workshops and/or keynote addresses on cultural competency, culturally relevant practice, cultural humility, and racial...