The New York Community Sentencing Project Development of the Bronx Pilot Project


This 1981 Vera report summarizes the Bronx Sentencing Project (the pilot project), examines its objectives and operations, and considers the way forward for alternative sentencing such as community service. Subject discussed include: developing eligibility criteria and intake procedures; waiting for the jail-bound cases; providing suitable tasks for community service participants; coming to grips with participants' needs (support services); and supervision and enforcement as the basis for credibility in an alternative sentence.


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