Tag: criminal justice reform

The Human Needs Report: stopgap spending measure passes, more than 189,000 comments submitted on Public Charge, Farm Bill nears passage, and more


December 11, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the stopgap spending bill, the proposed Public Charge rule, farm bill negotiations, TANF, criminal justice reform, and the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Director. Click here for a PDF version. Stopgap Spending Bill Pushes Potential FY19 Partial Government Shutdown off for Two Read More »



December 4, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. Orange jumpsuit, shower shoes, and an armband Guilt by appearance and judged by my race Guilty until innocent in the words of a D.A. Lost in a cold dream called Read More »

Breaking the Cycle of Re-Incarceration with Education


November 2, 2016

Last week the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) hosted an event covering an important and often overlooked topic: reintegration to society after incarceration. Many attended in person or tuned in via webcast to hear the discussions on “Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry through Education and Training,” the second forum in a series Read More »

An Open Letter to Members of Congress


July 14, 2016

Editor’s note: The following challenge to Congress originally appeared in the Huffington Post on Wednesday, July 13. Our nation cries out for leadership. We need you to lead and heal now by acting to remedy wrongs and prevent harm visited disproportionately on communities of color. There are meaningful steps you can take this week, before Read More »

Important First Steps to End Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prisons


January 28, 2016

This post was originally published on the Campaign for Youth Justice’s blog on January 26. In a historic moment Monday, President Obama used his executive authority to end the use of solitary confinement for youth in the federal prison system. This action is incredibly important to the numerous youth who are prosecuted and sentenced as Read More »

On Sentencing Reform, Bipartisanship Isn’t Dead


January 14, 2016

Within the first minute and a half of his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama called out the need for criminal justice reform. And with good reason. Nearly 1 in 100 American adults is incarcerated. America’s prison population has increased by 500 percent over the past thirty years, to the point Read More »