Accounting for Violence: How to Increase Safety and Break Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration

Common Justice

The United States faces two distinct but interconnected challenges: violence and mass incarceration.

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Young Men of Color and the Other Side of Harm

Vera Institute

Attention is increasingly being paid to the disparities young men of color face in our society, including their disproportionate involvement in the criminal justice system as those responsible for crime.

Little recognition, however, is given to the fact that young men of color are also disproportionately victims of crime and violence.

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Restorative Justice: Why Do We Need It?

There is a group of people who need us to end mass incarceration more than almost any other: crime survivors.

The idea may sound incongruous. If it does, it is largely because we have a myth in this country that we incarcerate people who commit violence because that’s what victims want.

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