Resources

COVID-19 Release Efforts Must Include People Who Commit Violence

COVID-19 doesn’t distinguish by charge.

This memo provides 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, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

WNYC

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.

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