PCJ calls for peace and reforms in wake of recent shootings 

The atrocities of this past week have once again reminded us of the deep fissures in our criminal justice system and society as a whole. The fatal shootings of Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, add to the death toll of African American lives taken during routine police encounters. The killings of Officer Brent Thompson and four other as-yet unnamed police officers in Dallas, Texas, remind us of the extreme danger police face in the course of their duty. 

We are both outraged and saddened by these senseless acts, and our hearts go out to all the families and communities who are in pain following these deaths. Law enforcement can and must do better to protect all people. Neither police officers, nor anyone else for that matter, should become targets of violence. PCJ is redoubling our efforts to help create a fairer and more equitable justice system going forward. By taking a hard look at the systemic disparities that undergird our criminal justice system, PCJ is committed to generating solutions that will lead to reforms that build trust between communities, police, and our justice institutions. We each have a role in advancing peace, nonviolence, and greater justice in the world.

Counting People Where They Live, Not Where They’re In Prison (Huffington Post)

The Ever-Swinging Police-Community Pendulum: Lessons From a Terrible Week in St. Paul, Baton Rouge and Dallas (New York Daily News)

Mayor Walsh Proposes New Office to Assist Individuals Re-entering Society
(City of Boston press release)

A Special Part for Young Offenders (NY Law Journal)

States Move Toward Treating 17-Year-Old Offenders as Juveniles, Not Adults (NY Times)

26 Journalist Fellows Chosen to Strengthen Reporting on Juvenile Justice (John Jay College of CJ)

The Rehabilitation Paradox (New Yorker)

Why Higher Ed Makes Sense for those with Criminal Records (Huffington Post)

Ex-Cons May Outperform You in the Workplace (Bloomberg)

Why We Can’t Reform our Cops: Race, Guns, & the Failure to Police the Police (Salon)

The Crisis in American Policing (Medium)

Dr. Anthony Braga Named Director, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Northeastern University)

Rehabilitate, Rather than Incarcerate, Young Offenders (Baltimore Sun)

It’s Time to Enfranchise People with Felonies (Huffington Post)

Violence and Mass Incarceration (Justice & Poverty Project)

Neuroscience is Changing the Debate Over What Role Age Should Play in the Courts (Newsweek)

Building a Developmentally Appropriate Justice System (CommonWealth Magazine)

Goal is Justice - Reality is Unfairness (US News & World Report)

How to Reduce Crime: Stop Charging Children as Adults (NY Times)

Give Voice (HKS Magazine)


Young Adult Justice
NEW! Developments in YAJ
Alternatives to Incarceration in NY Eastern & Southern Districts
Cordeiro & Penny

NEW web site! Clearinghouse for YAJ News, Research, & Developments

Changing the Life Trajectory of Justice- Involved Young Adults in SF

Executive Session on Community Corrections
Community-Based Responses to Justice- Involved Young Adults
Schiraldi, Western, Bradner

Safety & Justice
NEW! Intro to Governance Indicators in Justice & Safety

Incarceration, Social Context & Consequences
Boston Reentry Study

Justice and Poverty Project

Crime and Policing Revisited

Other papers from this Executive Sesssion

The Politics of Restraint

Other papers from this Executive Session

Gangs, Guns, & Urban Violence
The Sources of Boston Crime Guns
Braga, Hureau

Illegal Gun Trafficking Study

VIDEO: Those In-Between: Young Adult Justice Panel at Community Justice 5/18

VIDEO: Boys to Men to Boys 4/13

Photo Exhibit & Discussion Juvenile In Justice: A Conversation with Richard Ross 4/27

America's Juvenile Justice System is Broken, How Do We Fix It? (Digg) 4/27

Video from CT Judiciary Committee on Young Adult Justice 3/23

The Changing Politics of Criminal Justice Reform in the US 3/10

Tocqueville Lecture: Bruce Western & Stephen Tourlentes 2/17

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court in CT 1/25



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