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Eliminating Barriers To Healing

An Examination of Victim Compensation in New York State In this report, we explore the importance of victim compensation to the healing of victims and survivors, the often insurmountable...

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NY State Needs Fair Access to Victim Compensation

When someone experiences violence, they are entitled to victims' compensation but due to various barriers like restrictive filing requirements, and general distrust of the police, most...

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Lawyers And Legal Experts Discuss The Role Of Prosecutors In Criminal Justice

The Washington Post's Tom Jackman discusses the role of courts in the criminal justice system with William Otis of Georgetown University, Mark O'Mara, Former prosecutor, defense attorney...

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Common Justice’s Statement on the New York State Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on New York’s State budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.

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How a Federal Fund For Crime Victims Discriminates Against Black and Brown Survivors

In the aftermath of a crime, victims and their families often turn to victim compensation funds, which provide financial compensation for victims to cover costs like hospital bills or...

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COVID-19 Release Efforts Must Include People Who Commit Violence

COVID-19 doesn’t distinguish by charge.

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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...

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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...

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Ever After

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Accounting for Violence: How to Increase Safety and Break Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration

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