Democratic Policing Exchange, April 2003


Democratic Policing Exchange, a semi-annual newsletter on public safety and police accountability, is produced by the Vera Institute of Justice for the Ford Foundation. Contents: Common ground and crosscutting themes on funding public security initiatives in Latin America by Todd Fogelsong and Emma Phillips -- Stepping backstage: Martín Abregú and George Vickers talk about going from grantee to donor -- Set up to serve?: An international group of researchers tests a police station walkthrough and visitor's report by Jennifer Trone -- Recent publications -- Active policing-related Ford grants Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the United States -- Upcoming meetings and conferences


Representation Matters

No Child Should Appear in Immigration Proceedings Alone

Each year, thousands of immigrant children are placed into court proceedings in which government prosecutors seek to deport them unless those children can prove they have a right to stay in the United States. Many face these immigration proceedings alone. Many children have legal options that establish their ability to remain in the United States, ...

  • Alyssa Snider, Becca DiBennardo
December 23, 2021
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Bans on Holiday Cards and $30 Phone Calls—the Isolation of Prison

The way the United States separates people who are incarcerated from loved ones has always been harsh, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made an already stressful situation worse. Since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, many of the nearly two million people incarcerated haven’t seen their loved ones—not even on a video call. And speaking w ...

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