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dignity.
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immigrants.
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End mass
incarceration.

The Latest from Vera

We research, test, and scale innovative solutions to end mass incarceration.

Mass incarceration robs people of dignity and tears at the fabric of communities. Vera brings researchers, organizers, and government leaders together to create evidenced-based solutions that restore communities and end mass incarceration. When a solution works, we scale it nationwide.

Criminalization & Racial Disparities

End the criminalization of people of color, immigrants, and people experiencing poverty.

2X

Black people are twice as likely to be arrested as white people

Reducing Incarceration

Drastically reduce the use of jails, prisons, and detention centers.

When immigrants have legal representation, the likelihood that they will establish the right to remain in the US increases by

10X
Dignity Behind Bars

Center dignity and minimize the harms of criminal legal and immigration system involvement.

22K

The number of people in prison who have gained access to college education through Second Chance Pell Programs

Investing in Communities

Support safe and thriving communities with comprehensive strategies that ensure accountability and are rooted in public health.

$115B

The amount spent annually for police—double what governments allocate for public assistance

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