Criminal Justice

National Clearinghouse on Fines and Fees Launches

The Fines and Fees Justice Center (FFJC) launched the first-ever national database of information about fines and fees today, including a library of information about research, litigation, legislation, pilot projects, community voices, and media related to reform. This will be an incredible resource for policymakers, advocates, courts, and community organizations interested in fines and fees … Read More

New Jersey: A Model of Bail Reform for the Nation

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Delaware Governor Signs Executive Order Improving Reentry Policy

Office of the Governor WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed Executive Order #27, which focuses on improving reentry procedures for incarcerated individuals in Delaware. The Executive Order creates a commission focused on reentry reform, policies, and procedures, with a goal of helping former inmates more successfully reenter their communities. The Order will more … Read More

Arrest Rate Plummets to Historic Low in California

SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2018—California’s arrest rate has declined by more than half since its peak in 1989, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). In the first statewide examination of long-term trends in the state, the report finds that the demographics of who is arrested have also … Read More

Pew Finds Majority of Americans Support Expanded Pretrial Release

The latest national opinion poll conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts is a clear indication of the American public’s deep dissatisfaction with our current jail practices and appetite for bail reform. The findings illustrate that most Americans do not believe money bail makes communities safer. Rather, they believe that we should honor the bedrock principle … Read More