Providing Information About Prosecution Witnesses The Effects on Case-Processing Decisions in Criminal Court


This 1979 report analyzes the effects of three types of information provided to courts by the Victim/Witness Assistance Project (V/WAP) when it was made available in a systematic way:

(1) informing courtroom prosecutors that a civilian witness, absent on a hearing date, was interested in coming to court at another time,

(2) informing prosecutors' supervisors that the witnesses could not ever be expected to appear in court, and 

(3) providing information about police witnesses' duty schedules.


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