A Prominent Jewish Humanitarian Prize Goes to a Criminal Justice Reformer
Amy Bach’s work is making a concrete difference in the criminal justice system. In 2011, Bach started Measures for Justice, a nonprofit that archives criminal justice records from counties across the U.S. in one easily accessed online portal.
Making the invisible in Criminal Justice visible: Charles Bronfman Prize to Amy Bach of Measures for Justice
Ambassador Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, who was part of Bach’s nominating team, lauded her friend Amy for focusing on that which is “deemed too small to see and too chronic to fix.” and making the invisible in the criminal justice system visible.
Could a revolutionary podcast change America’s criminal justice system?
When Sarah Koenig launched the law-oriented ‘Serial,’ she had no idea how big it would be. But after over 340 million downloads, will success mean reform on the ground?
Gaps in California arrest data make it easier for violent felons to get guns, study finds.
“California’s local criminal justice data infrastructure is inconsistent at best and, in some jurisdictions, almost non-existent,” the report states.
2,700 Central American children could be reunited with families in settlement
The Trump administration and lawyers for refugee advocates reached a settlement Friday that could allow 2,714 Central American children to be reunited with their families in the United States.
Agreement Allows 2,700 Children in Central America to Join Parents in the U.S.
A federal court settlement announced on Friday would allow almost 2,700 children living in Central America to safely reunite with their parents, who are living in the United States under protected status.
Criminal justice reform is great. But where’s the data to show us whether it’s working?
Not enough information is collected. Existing stats are inconsistent making analysis of racial disparities, bail, tax dollars in system difficult.