Opening Doors to Public Housing
Expanding Access for People with Conviction Histories
Series: It Takes a Village
How police benefit from diversion strategies
Vera’s recent report, It Takes a Village: Diversion Resources for Police and Families, details how diversion programs provide families and communities resources to keep young people safe, on track, and out of the criminal justice system. But young people aren’t the only ones who benefit from diversion strategies. Police officers experience benefits...
Shining a spotlight on mental health and police shootings
The Boston Globe’s infamous Spotlight team recently published an investigation on yet another way people with mental health disorders are underserved and harmed by the criminal justice system: being shot by police. Spotlight uncovered that in Massachusetts, between 2005 and 2015, more than 40 percent of people killed by police were suicidal or show...