We talk a lot about violence but rarely do we talk about what's necessary to make our communities safer. At Common Justice, we're having those conversations and implementing solutions that make us all safer. Listen to Danielle Sered as she describes The Four Guiding Principles necessary for addressing violence.
Young Men of Color and the Other Side of Harm
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.
Little recognition, however, is given to the fact that young men of color are also disproportionately victims of crime and violence.
Restorative Justice: Why Do We Need It?
There is a group of people who need us to end mass incarceration more than almost any other: crime survivors.
The idea may sound incongruous. If it does, it is largely because we have a myth in this country that we incarcerate people who commit violence because that’s what victims want.