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    The Riverdale Press: Don’t speak for crime victims — just listen to us

    By LUZ MARQUEZ BEMBOW April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I’d like to share the name of a woman that readers likely won’t recognize: Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay. Lulu was a...

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    Square One Project: What Makes a city safe

    Divesting from law enforcement is not merely compatible with reducing interpersonal violence in communities; it is necessary. To understand why, we must consider the sources of violence.

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    Boston Review: Making Communities Safe, Without The Police

    As a country the United States deals with violence through policing and punishment, typically in the form of incarceration. We do this even though policing has an unbroken history of...

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    NY Amsterdam News: New report identifies blindspots in victims of violent crime compensation

    Earlier this month, nonprofit Common Justice released a report delineating barriers victims face when applying for compensation from New York State after a violent crime. This research...

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    The City: Violent Crime Victims in New York Struggle to Access Funds Due to Them

    A state fund designed to financially support victims of violent crimes in New York has distributed money to only a small fraction of those eligible, a new report has found. 

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    Op-Ed: We must provide more support to victims & survivors

    This is an op-ed written by New York State Assemblyperson Anna Kelles who represents Tompkins County and parts of Cortland County. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit op-eds,...

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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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    Common Justice’s Statement on Governor Hochul’s Plan to Rollback Major Criminal Justice Reforms

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on Governor Hochul’s announcement to rollback major criminal justice reforms.

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    Common Justice Testimony Women and Gender Equity Hearing on Survivor Access to Services

    My name is Jessica Persaud and I am the Director of Policy at Common Justice. I am speaking today to urge the City Council to pass Resolution T2022-0153 calling on the New York State...

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    Is Prison The Answer To Violence?
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    The Marshall Project One of the myths of criminal justice reform is that you can cut the prison population in half by freeing non-violent offenders: the guy who sold a little weed to his...

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