There’s a lot to celebrate as the nation continues its trend towards criminal justice reform. Whether it is Proposition 47 or the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there is real momentum to fix a broken system that systematically bars millions of people from real opportunity and equality. Our grantees and colleagues are pushing for reform on every level, whether through sentencing reform, reentry or restorative justice. And we have highlighted these efforts in a series on race and criminal justice featured by The Huffington Post. The pieces that have run include:
- Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline through Restorative Justice, by Fania Davis, RJOY.
- Overuse of Felonies an Overlooked Driver of Mass Incarceration, Racial Disparities, by Lenore Anderson, Californians for Safety and Justice.
- Ending the Racial Caste System through Reentry Reform, by Meredith Desautels, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Dorsey Nunn, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.
- A National Call to Stop Excessive Force, by Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink.
- It’s Time Victim Services Served Those Most Affected by Crime, by Robert Rooks, Californians for Safety and Justice.
- The Return of the Debtors’ Prison, by Anthony Romero, American Civil Liberties Union.
- Ferguson Uprising: From a Moment to a Movement, by Ben McBride and Mike McBride, PICO California.
- Less Bias, Safer Communities, by Van Jones, #Cut50