Researchers are Bringing Something Surprisingly Novel to Lawmaking: Rigorous Evaluation
Using randomized control trials (RCTs), the A2J Lab conducts rigorous empirical research on the U.S. justice system to discover what reforms produce optimal outcomes for stakeholders.
Kids and Pretrial Justice: The Unique Challenges of Reforming the Juvenile Court System
We sit down with NPPJ members Mary Ann Scali and Sherika Shnider of the National Juvenile Defender Center to talk about the unique challenges of their work.
A Researcher’s Perspective on COVID-19, New York Bail Reform, and Pretrial Justice
A Q&A with Tiffany Bergin, Deputy Director of Research at The New York City Criminal Justice Agency
Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research Statement on COVID-19 and Pretrial Release
Ending Cash Bail: What’s Wrong With Cash Bail and How To Fix It
NPPJ Member Releases Statement on Pretrial Justice and Pretrial Assessments
Unconstitutional Use of Cash Bail Makes Cities Less Safe: Conservative Group
Prosecutors Need to Take the Lead in Reforming Prisons
In partnership with Vera Institute, Advocates propose ending cash bail in New Orleans
Vera Institute of Justice, ACLU Louisiana, the Foundation for Louisiana and Stand With Dignity take their case for ending cash bail in New Orleans to the City Council.
States must abolish juvenile fees. They’re putting families in debt.
Why more states should abolish juvenile fees that are racially discriminatory, harm rehabilitation and increase recidivism.
Risk Assessment Tools Are Not A Failed ‘Minority Report’
"Given the terrible harms of business as usual in our courtrooms and jails, we believe that getting risk assessment right is worth the investment in research and resources."
Funding Opportunity: Rural Jails Research and Policy Network
The Vera Institute of Justice, with support from Arnold Ventures, is pleased to solicit proposals from applicants at U.S.-based universities to participate in a new Rural Jails Research and Policy Network as a university “Hub” site. Vera will award up to $200,000 to support each university Hub site’s work as part of this project. Proposals will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 9, 2019
“When They See Us” Shines a Light on Pretrial Reform
From Selma to 13TH, Ava DuVernay’s films inspire meaningful discussions about the criminal justice system. By recounting real-world injustices, she asks us to interrogate moments in history that have long been misperceived and misunderstood. With the release of the limited Netflix series When They See Us, DuVernay proves that what happened thirty years ago is […]
New Study: Judicial Release Decisions
MDRC measures impact of the Public Safety Assessment and related policy changes in North Carolina and finds decreased use of money bail, more people being released on their own recognizance, and no increase in failures to appear in court or new crime
Jeremy Travis: Public overwhelmingly supports reforming bail system
Quietly and with little fanfare, The Pew Charitable Trusts released a stunning report detailing Americans' opinions on bail reform. I'll cut to the chase: The public overwhelmingly supports changing our pretrial system.
Call To End Cash Bail In Bexar County Intensifies
A group of activists delivered petitions to several Bexar County judges on Thursday calling for the elimination of the use of cash bail or bond for people waiting to appear before a judge.
Cory Booker: It’s time for the next step in criminal justice reform
Edward Douglas woke up on Jan. 10, 2019, in a federal penitentiary in Pekin, Ill., where he had spent every morning of the past 15 years of his life.
Unable to Post Bail? You Will Pay for That for Many Years
Cash bail favors the rich, who can pay it and go home, while poorer people are frequently forced to remain in jail while they await trial.
NFL activists: Nation should follow Philly’s lead on bail reform, nonviolent charges
Last year, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stopped seeking cash bail for a variety of nonviolent charges, including drug possession and prostitution.
Editorial: Is bail reform dangerous? What the data really says
If you want to see the future of bail reform in Texas, look to Philadelphia.
Arnold Ventures Launches Diverse Partnership to Accelerate Pretrial Justice Reform
Hold for the launch press release