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Jul 17, 2014 Evaluating the professional standards and ethics of security and justice institutions globally is daunting. Working with a myriad of government structures and social dynamics poses significant challenges to any non-governmental organization (NGO) working on criminal justice reform, yet global partnerships that share best practices can serve as valuable catalysts for social change. The Altus Global Alliance (Altus), established in 2004, is composed of six...

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Jul 15, 2014 This blog post is the second in a two-part series about Vera’s recently-released Trafficking Victim Identification Tool, a questionnaire designed to make it easier for victim service providers and law enforcement to identify victims of human trafficking. Words matter. This is especially true when trying to provide services to possible victims of crime and others seeking...

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Jul 14, 2014 This blog post is the first in a two-part series about Vera’s recently-released Trafficking Victim Identification Tool, a questionnaire designed to make it easier for victim service providers and law enforcement to identify victims of human trafficking. The fact that something as brutalizing and cruel as human trafficking occurs...

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Nov 26, 2013 As New York prepares for its first new mayor in 12 years,  a coalition of organizations hosted a series of discussions about the future of the city, called Talking Transition. This nonpartisan event was organized to provide a forum for ordinary New Yorkers to have their voices heard during the mayoral transition. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Program (NYIFUP), a pilot project...
Oct 28, 2013 Someone was empowered to speak up. In New York City, home to what many claim to be the most opinionated voices in the country, we often take for granted that people will talk—that they’ll share their stories, scream out during an emergency, and tell it like it is. But in the case of “Baby Hope,” it took two decades for someone, an anonymous tipster, to speak up about a horrendous crime. Now that there’s finally an arrest in the 22-year-old cold case, law...
Sep 25, 2013 In his speech to the American Bar Association last month, Attorney General Eric Holder described a broken American criminal justice system that jails low-level offenders at enormous financial and human costs, with little or no deterrent effect, and at the expense of focusing resources on violent crime and threats to our national security. Holder pointed out that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law...

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