RT @safety_justice: "There should be nothing inevitable or irreversible about the misuse of jails" @NickTurner718 writes in @qz today: http…
Mar 4
Vera president @NickTurner718 calls on New York State to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction in @HuffPostImpact http://t.co/81NWmGkG4P
Mar 3
@leahida Here is the full video recording of the event: https://t.co/whOU1NgaMj Thanks!
Mar 3

As violent crime rates continue to decline nationally, they have remained comparatively high in Chicago. Overall, reductions in violent crime in Chicago have been modest—dropping 9 percent from 2009 to 2010. That’s why the city’s recent 32 percent drop in homicide rates caught the national media’s attention in June.

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By Timour Lalanne, intern, Vera’s Washington, DC office.

Increasingly, public discussion about policy intersects with questions of public health—whether the social and economic costs of obesity, the inequalities in the nation’s health care services, or the high rates of suicide among veterans. A recent public health briefing on Capitol Hill offered some promising recommendations for policy changes that could close the care gap as well as an assessment of existing challenges.

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This week, the New York State court system was selected by the National Guardianship Network (NGN) to receive one of four state court incentive and technical assistance grants to create innovative, consensus-driven Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS).

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