Decarcerate Rikers
As of December, sixteen New Yorkers died behind bars in New York City jails. Rikers Island, the city’s notorious jail complex, is a death trap, and…
Oct 20, 2021
Power in Numbers
There’s power in numbers: The U.S. has 5% of the world's population but nearly 25% of the world's incarcerated population. Every 3 seconds, someone…
Feb 09, 2021
Criminal Justice Reform and the Biden-Harris Administration
The Biden administration now has an opportunity — and obligation — to overhaul the criminal legal and immigration systems, from policing to…
Jan 21, 2021
Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI) Initiative
Our Commitment We value antiracism, equity, and diversity across races, genders, sexualities, abilities, and experiences with systems. We are…
Nov 12, 2020
Vera's 2020 Justice Platform
In the midst of a deadly pandemic, the 2020 election highlighted the importance of federal policy and its impact on America’s most vulnerable…
Oct 13, 2020
New Orleans: We Got the Power
District attorneys wield enormous power in the criminal legal system. They have the power to decide the fate of people accused of crimes at every…
Oct 02, 2020
Postsecondary Education in Prison
We should immediately reinstate federal Pell Grant eligibility for all people in prisons. Postsecondary educational opportunities in prisons…
Sep 28, 2020

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Budget Justice
Prioritize investments in social services, housing, health, and treatment. Reduce excessive spending on police, jails, and prisons and reallocate…
Sep 24, 2020
Prosecutors are the most powerful actors in the criminal legal system. They decide who to charge with a crime, what crime to charge, whether to ask…
Sep 22, 2020
Justice Is on the Ballot
In communities across the United States, voting for the 2020 election is already underway. As voters, we have the power and responsibility to shape…
Sep 22, 2020
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