Felony Disposition Study Preliminary Report


This is a preliminary report on Vera's Felony Disposition Study (1973-76). The main thrust of the study was first to develop data on the processing of felony arrests and second to determine and measure the factors shaping disposition of these arrests. It also includes both quantitative and qualitative data on: the comparative use of complaint room and Grand Jury in the four large boroughs; the comparative incidence of "over-charging" and "over-indicting," the relative impact on disposition of private, Legal Aid or assigned private counsel; the influence of pretrial status on disposition.


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