Recent News

News Outlets Must Drop Terms Like “Convict” and “Gangbanger”

All too often media outlets use language that eclipses the humanity of community members lost to violence.


How We Can Make Our Summers Safer

With the end of this summer, we must double down on solutions that are already making our communities safer.


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’s Executive Director Danielle Sered featured on the podcast Decarceration Nation

Common Justice’s Executive Director Danielle Sered was featured on the podcast Decarceration Nation to talk about her new book, Until We Reckon. In the interview, Danielle discusses how our country should be radically re-imagining our broken criminal justice system and the critical role restorative justice will play in moving towards decarceration.


Michelle Alexander
and Reckoning With Violence

In the New York Times, Scholar, Activist and Professor Michelle Alexander writes about the importance of having honest conversation about facing violent crime, providing survivors support they truly need, and praises Danielle Sered's book, Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair.


Until We Reckon Press

Common Justice’s Executive Director, Danielle Sered, was recently featured on both Democracy Now and the Brian Lehrer Show discussing her new book, Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair.


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.