New Issue Brief Explores Lack Of Victim Services For Young Men Of Color

Press Release

NEW YORK – As grand jury decisions regarding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner spur the national conversation about inequities in our legal system and the role of law enforcement in communities of color in particular, the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) has published a new issue brief that provides a relevant, yet largely ignored, context to the discussion by asking what happens to the young men of color who survive violence and trauma. 

Rethinking Safety, Crime, And Victimization

Ford Foundation

A generation ago, amid great fanfare, President Bill Clinton signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The Act provided federal dollars to states that built more prisons, tightened drug law enforcement, and increased the severity and length of prison sentences.