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

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    Why Violence Is the Missing Piece of The Criminal Justice Reform Puzzle

    This month, New Jersey Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) introduced the REVERSE MASS INCARCERATION ACT OF 2017, designed to create incentives for states to reduce the...

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    Offender Meets Victims: A 'Survivor-Centered' Approach To Violent Crime

    Unlike with drugs or other low-level crimes, you never hear the oft-repeated phrase “we can’t incarcerate our way out of the problem” if that problem is violent crime.

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    IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY

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    In Bid To Build Trust, New York City Adds Victims' Allies In All Precincts

    Surviving a shooting or stabbing in a poor New York City neighborhood is often a prelude to a long battle for help.

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    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.

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    New Federal Funding Will Increase Victim Services To Young Men Of Color

    New York, NY—Common Justice, a Vera Institute of Justice demonstration project, today announced that three Los Angeles-based groups—the Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches (LAM), Life After...

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    The Politics Of Healing: Closing The Gap In Services For Young Men Of Color Harmed By Violence

    Eighteen-year-old Jamel was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt while walking down a main street in Harlem after he refused to give up his $800.00 leather coat to three armed gunmen....

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    New Website Aims To Increase Victim Services For Young Men Of Color

    New York, NY—The Vera Institute of Justice today announced a first-in-kind learning collaborative for people and organizations working with young men of color who have been harmed by trauma...

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