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Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair

One of Mashable's “17 books every activist should read in 2019”

In the eloquent tradition of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, an award-winning leader in the movement to end mass incarceration takes on the vexing problem of violent crime.


Common Justice: Responding to Violence Without Incarceration

With the 2020 Democratic presidential primary heating up, we are already seeing criminal justice as one of the most controversial and important issues in progressive circles. 


Common Justice featured on AFROPUNK Solution Sessions

In this episode of the AFROPUNK Solution Sessions, the podcast focuses on understanding the prison system and its disproportionate effect on black and brown people, ultimately continuing the legacy of slavery. 


Common Justice’s Executive Director Danielle Sered at the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

Recently, Common Justice’s Executive Director Danielle Sered was invited to John Jay College’s 2018 Smart on Crime Innovations Conference. 


Common Justice Executive Director Danielle Sered talks with Dean Obeidallah

Common Justice’s Executive Director Danielle Sered talks with the "Dean of Radio," Dean Obeidallah on Sirius XM. They discuss how Common Justice was created, the merits of restorative justice  and the importance of rethinking our traditional conceptions of criminal justice.


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.


Building A Narrative to Address Violence in the U.S.

This memo holds guidance for engaging strategic audiences in conversations about how to address violence and those who have been accused of or convicted of violence in the U.S. 


Fostering Accountability Among Young Adults: Restorative Justice as a Developmentally Targeted Intervention

Common Justice 

Young adults are capable of causing both relatively trivial and very serious harm. They are also, as we continue to learn, uncommonly capable of change. 


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.