Vera Releases Coronavirus Guidance for Criminal and Legal Systems

The Vera Institute of Justice and Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) have created guidance to protect and care for the millions of vulnerable people who interact with and work in these systems.

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At a time of unprecedented challenge, we’re fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level.

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Vera Institute of Justice Thanks New York Leadership for Restoring Funding for Vulnerable Immigrants

The restoration of funding for New York’s landmark immigrant legal services program is a major victory. Today Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie are standing up for some of the most vulnerable members of our community – immigrants who face the threat of deportation by the federal government. We are ...

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April 03, 2020
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Series: Covid-19

Law Enforcement Best Practices Can Help Halt the Spread of COVID-19 by Keeping People Out of Jail

Jurisdictions adopt best practices A few jurisdictions, including several of the largest police forces in the country, have already adopted some of these best practices. These departments provide examples for law enforcement agencies nationwide. Some jurisdictions are taking steps to change enforcement patterns. Miami-Dade Police Department has ...

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    Aaron Stagoff-Belfort
March 27, 2020
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