Series: Gender and Justice in America
How the Criminalization of Adolescence Fuels the School-to-Prison Pipeline
In her new play on the school-to-prison pipeline, Notes from the Field, actress and playwright Anna Deveare Smith reenacts interviews with 17 people from the education and criminal justice systems. The school-to-prison pipeline is a national trend in which children are pushed out of public schools and into the juvenile justice system. Smith’s play ...
Justice for All
Annual Report 2016
In 2016, criminal justice captured the national conscience and culture—and the issues Vera has addressed for half a century took on new energy. In this first Vera Institute of Justice annual report, we discuss our renewed commitments to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities. We illustrate our ...
Creating a Culture of Safety
Sentinel Event Reviews for Suicide and Self-Harm in Correctional Facilities
Since 2011, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), through its Sentinel Events Initiative, has been investigating the feasibility of using a sentinel events approach to review and learn from errors in the criminal justice system such as wrongful convictions, eyewitness misidentifications, or incidents of suicide and self-harm in custody. Recogniz...