• Fighting For 'Common Justice', For Crime Victims And Their Perpetrators

    We've been talking about The VERA Institute's project to re-imagine prison this week. But to talk about reform for criminals and alternatives to incarceration also means to acknowledge the impact on victims and to consider whether imprisonment is punishment enough, or too much, and if it's the path forward to feeling safer for victims of violent crime.

    August 09, 2017
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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. 

    September 28, 2017
  • It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

    The Vera Institute of Justice teamed up with Chicago Ideas to reenvision the American prison system, and imagine a society in which prisons serve as rehabilitation facilities for communities and citizens, rather than as crippling institutions. 

    March 02, 2017
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