Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Promised a Criminal Justice Revolution. He’s Exceeding Expectations.

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Promised a Criminal Justice Revolution. He’s Exceeding Expectations.

Philadelphia's DA, #LarryKrasner, just issued a revolutionary guiding document that will likely go down in history as the single largest policy shift for #CJReform. The first sentence cuts through decades of systemic failure: “These policies are an effort to end mass incarcerations & bring balance back to sentencing.” To summarize the five-page, MUST READ document, points of change mostly involve instructing prosecutors to use critical thinking skills, data, & alternative…

Example of Community-based Probation Success Can Make Long, Hard Journey Worthwhile

Example of Community-based Probation Success Can Make Long, Hard Journey Worthwhile

Our society has fallen into a vicious trap of dealing with troubled youth by sending them away, removing the "threat" from the community as a lazy response for public safety. But now, a more effective solution has become clear. Through collective efforts in counties across the nation, probation, the court, court partners, & community partners are choosing to support home-based trauma-focused therapeutic programs aimed at stabilizing youth in…

States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.

States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.

State programs that provide assistance to victims of violent crimes, such as battery, child abuse, & domestic violence, often exclude victims within the criminal justice system & those with the highest risk of being victims. California is no exception. ALL trauma & crime survivors need & deserve our support - our humanity depends on it. Read the full story published by The Trace here.…