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Reimagine Justice Vera Institute Eleventh Annual Gala

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, justice reform leaders and supporters joined the Vera Institute of Justice for Vera’s 11th Annual Gala, Reimagine Justice.

Honorees discussed approaches to criminal justice reform and the future of the movement in a very different federal climate. Samuel David Flores Murillo, a client of Vera’s recently expanded New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), gave a moving speech about the need for increased support for immigrant families and communities.

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Evaluation of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

Assessing the Impact of Legal Representation on Family and Community Unity

This study evaluates the impact of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP). NYIFUP is the nation’s first public defender system for immigrants facing deportation—defined as those in removal proceedings before an immigration judge. Funded by the New York City Council since July 2014, the program provides a free attorney to almost all de ...

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  • Nina Siulc, Karen Berberich, Tammy Cho, Laura Simich, Noelle Smart, Jennifer Stave, Danny Dubbaneh, Peter Markowitz
November 09, 2017
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Women's Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County

Findings from Research with Women Detained in Buncombe County and Recommendations for Reducing the Use of Jail

This report presents an analysis of women’s experiences with the local criminal legal system in Buncombe County, North Carolina: their pathways into and out of the jail, their living conditions and concerns during detention, and their perspectives on how services and systems in the county can improve. This study occurred in September 2021 at a time ...

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  • Jennifer Peirce, Tara Dhanraj Roden, Sandhya Kajeepeta, Elizabeth Swavola, Jesmeen Grewal
November 16, 2022
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Understanding the Impact of New York Bail Reform

New York’s recent bail reform law, which was passed in April 2019 and amended on July 2, 2020, was expected to reduce the footprint of jail incarceration by limiting the use of money bail. The new law mandated pretrial release for the vast majority of nonviolent charges and required that judges consider a person’s ability to pay bail. A comprehens ...

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  • Jaeok Kim, Quinn Hood, Elliot Connors, Cherrell Green, Alex Boldin, Shirin Purkayastha, Christopher Gernon
November 15, 2022
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