Protecting our Collective Future

A Mother's story

A Teen Mother’s Story We often like to look at an issue in isolation. If we are talking about youth who commit crime or victims of violence we often allow small snap shots of stories to guide our perspective, opinions Continue reading Protecting our Collective Future

Hope is Premeditated Disappointment

PHOTO - Risco Mention-Lewis-FINAL-EDITED 10-6-15

Amid the ongoing controversy over policies and practices in criminal justice, we wonder, what is justice and how can we achieve it for all? Policing and criminal justice activism have long been at odds, and although it has been slow Continue reading Hope is Premeditated Disappointment

Doing Time on the Outside, Voices from Children of the Incarcerated

Children of the Incarcerated

In this program, we focus on what it means for children to have a parent or sibling in prison, as we look at the stigma, silencing and pressure to cut off from the one who is incarcerated that too often Continue reading Doing Time on the Outside, Voices from Children of the Incarcerated

Voices from the Box: A Call to End the Torture of Isolated Confinement

Isolated Confinement Cell in Denver

In this program, we focus on the plight of prisoners and detainees in New York State held in isolated confinement, where people are contained in a cell for 22 to 24 hours a day, which has been found to be Continue reading Voices from the Box: A Call to End the Torture of Isolated Confinement

Taking Back our Children: A Call for Youth Justice Reform

Taking Back our Children

In this program, we focus on the public awareness campaign to Raise the Age in New York State, which is working towards raising the age of criminal responsibility, ending the practice of housing children in adult jails and prisons, and Continue reading Taking Back our Children: A Call for Youth Justice Reform