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NCCD is thrilled to announce the winners of the 25th annual Media for a Just Society Awards, the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child…
| by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
“Holistic defense” in its true form—which considers clients’ current court cases along with other life problems that may have led them to criminal conduct—is the subject of a new study with promising results. RAND Corporation and the University of Pennsylvania Law School compared outcomes of…
| by Reginald Dwayne Betts | The New York Times Magazine
Typical for those who have served time in prison for a felony conviction, Reginald Dwayne Betts faced many barriers following his release at age 24. Even though he spent his eight-year incarceration reading great literature, writing 1,000 poems, teaching himself Spanish, and completing a…

Blog

December 12, 2018 | Matt Kielty
In 2014, some journalists were asking a simple question: How often does this happen? It was early August. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, had just been shot and killed by a white officer. Quickly, reporters descended on the city, trying to make sense of the teen’s death. Beyond…
December 6, 2018 | Sara Tiano
One of the biggest trends in foster care in recent years has been the rise of relative caregivers. In most parts of the country, child welfare systems are increasingly relying on extended family members to take in abused or neglected children to prevent them from being sent to the homes of strangers…
November 28, 2018 | Tara Vajra
For many years, Brave New Films has been dedicated to researching and exposing the injustices of our criminal justice system while advocating for better practices. In 2016 we advocated to abolish bail, an assumed standard practice that preys on the poor. In 2017, when we began to research the immigr…

Events

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The Justice Reinvestment Summit is an opportunity for criminal justice stakeholders to hear from local and national experts about successful and innovative strategies in criminal justice. The Summit focuses on a wide range of programs and