Social Media Toolkit: Addressing Gun Violence Without Mass Incarceration
Common Justice is proud to announce the release of our social media toolkit for addressing gun violence without police or prisons.
Solutions To Violence: Creating Safety without Prisons or Policing
Common Justice is proud to announce the release of our most recent and groundbreaking report: Solutions to Violence: Creating Safety Without Prisons or Policing. This report profiles 18 groups that are forging new paths to safety and healing that do not rely on the use of police or prisons.
Discussion Guide – Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, And A Road To Repair
The discussion guide for Danielle Sered's critically acclaimed book, "Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, And A Road To Repair" is now available.
Accounting for Violence: How to Increase Safety and Break Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration
The United States faces two distinct but interconnected challenges: violence and mass incarceration.
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.
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
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.
Expanding the Reach of Victim Services
Maximizing the Potential of VOCA Funding for Underserved Survivors
We are at a moment of extraordinary opportunity for victims of crime. In 2015, the federal budget for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds increased by $1.6 billion—from $745 million to $2.361 billion.1 These funds represent the single largest source of funding for victim services in the United States. An increase of this size is unprecedented for VOCA.
Toward a Framework for Serving All Survivors of Crime
Our media, our culture, and even some of our statutes continually reinforce the idea that in order to be deserving of care, a victim of crime has to be innocent. Sometimes innocence is tied to some intangible yet narrow notion of purity that our culture uses to assign value and, most often, recognize vulnerability. Sometimes innocence is a matter for the courts, the opposite of legally determined guilt.