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

Gun Violence Research Collaborative to Release First Request for Research Proposals in January, Names Advisory Committee

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, a philanthropic fund that will support scientific research on gun policy, announced today that it will release its first request for proposals in early January 2019 and award up to $10 million in research funding during its first round of grantmaking. The collaborative also announced the appointment of … Read More

Jeremy Travis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Today the American Society of Criminology honored Jeremy Travis, LJAF’s Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, with the Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes “a leader in the advancement of experimental methodology, experimental research, or the use of experimental methods in the advancement of evidence-based policy.” Jeremy joins a distinguished group of past recipients, including Joan Petersilia, Friedrich … Read More

National Juvenile Defender Center releases assessment of Arizona Juvenile Defense System

Washington, D.C. — The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) recently released Arizona: Bringing Gault Home, An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel, a comprehensive examination of the systemic and institutional barriers preventing children from receiving high-quality legal representation and access to justice in Arizona. Since its release, Bringing Gault Home has already … Read More

A Billionaire Pledges to Fight High Drug Prices, and the Industry Is Rattled

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