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Safely Increasing Access to Public Housing for People with Conviction Histories

For more than 600,000 people leaving prison and the nearly 11 million cycling through jails annually, research shows that safe, affordable housing is essential for them to succeed after they are released. While all public housing authorities (PHAs) must, by law, place lifetime exclusions on people who are lifetime-registered sex offenders or who ha...

Publication
  • Brian Walsh, Jessica Jensen
August 30, 2018
Publication

Supervised Visitation and Exchange

Keeping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children Safe

Ending an intimate relationship, particularly when children are involved, is difficult. When the relationship has been affected by domestic violence, risks to the safety of the adult victim and the children compound the difficulties. Despite the risks involved in granting violent parents contact with their children, some courts and legislatures are...

Publication
  • Anneliese Brown, Jannette Brickman
August 30, 2018
Publication

Proactive policing

Prof. David Weisburd on the findings of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report

In this interview Prof. David Weisburd (George Mason University) summarizes the findings of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on proactive policing—focusing on the practice’s impacts on crime, and the reactions of communities.  David Weisburd is distinguished professor of criminology, law and society at George Mas...

Video
July 24, 2018
Video