50 Years of Innovation: 1961-2011


The Vera Institute of Justice has been partnering with leaders in government and civil society to improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety for 50 years. This report provides an overview of its work, along with highlights of some of the current projects extending Vera's record of accomplishment.


Compassion, Not Confinement

How States and Localities Can Help Ensure Humane Housing for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Awaiting Family Reunification

In the first five months of 2021, about 65,000 children were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after arriving in the United States unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These children come to the United States seeking protection, stability, and a chance to reunite with their families, but are instead processed at federa ...

  • Shaina Aber, Lauren Esterle, Derek Loh
June 16, 2021