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Mar 14, 2014 Last month, President Obama introduced a new initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” which brings together government, business, philanthropy, the faith community, nonprofits, and others to work together to create more pathways to success for young men of color. The President spoke of current racial disparities and their historical roots, saying, “The plain fact is, there are some Americans who in the aggregate are consistently doing worse in our society....
Jul 5, 2013 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...
Mar 15, 2013 By Bruce Frederick, senior research associate, Center on Sentencing and Corrections   Prosecutors enjoy broad discretion in making decisions that influence criminal case outcomes. They make pivotal decisions throughout the life of a case, from deciding what charges to file to crafting plea offers and recommending sentences. Yet there is little systematic oversight of the...
Jan 3, 2013 It’s always satisfying when a national media outlet takes a stand on justice issues at the heart of Vera’s work. So it was good to see The New York Times’ New Year’s Eve editorial praising the Mid-December settlement between the U.S. Department of...
Nov 13, 2012 A November 4 New York Times article on the corrosive effects of gang violence among Chicago youth drew on an ongoing two-decade-long study of young people caught up in this violent culture.Today, Annie Salsich, director of Vera's...

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