As this new political moment unfolds, some people will demand that we reinvigorate our arguably fading commitment to incarceration.  Some politicians will propose regressive “tough on crime” legislation that runs contrary to the evidence about the efficacy of other interventions.  Some police departments will revert to more aggressive strategies focused on punishment rather than prevention.  Some prosecutors—those who see their job as simply securing convictions, rather than justice and safety—will back down from their commitments to innovation.  But others will do something different.  They will heed the call of the people whose lives are stake in our criminal justice policy.  And they will double down on their commitment to end mass incarceration — in survivors’ names.

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