The Bronx Sentencing Project of the Vera Institute of Justice


This 1972 booklet gives an overview of Vera's Bronx Sentencing Project, the pilot program that developed into the Community Service Sentencing Project. The project was established to fill the need for a pre-sentence report which: 1) would contain information most often used by judges in determining sentences and 2) could be prepared within a relatively short period of time.


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