“A Milwaukee trial-court judge and a law professor will be taking part in a formal discussion this week about childhood trauma and the courts.”
The Overuse of Jails Hurts Our Communities
The primary purpose of jails is to detain those awaiting trial who are a danger to public safety or a flight risk. Jailing someone who is neither results in huge costs for families and communities, including lost income, parents separated from their children, untreated mental health and substance abuse problems, a greater risk of re-offending, and wasted taxpayer dollars.
A total of 191 applications were submitted to the Challenge from jurisdictions spanning 45 states. Meet the 40 that were selected to participate in the Challenge Network.
Twelve new Innovation Fund sites expand the Safety and Justice Challenge Network and bring fresh ideas on how to tackle overincarceration. Local decisions and dynamics make a significant contribution to America’s high incarceration rates. Local policing practices, judicial decisions, or crime