Susan Herman Parallel Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice's Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series features Susan Herman, associate professor at Pace University in the Department of Criminal Justice and Human Services and author of the book "Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime." In this podcast, Professor Herman discusses parallel justice, which she describes as "a new framework for responding to victims of crime." Parallel justice refers to a societal obligation to help repair the harm created by crimes. Within this framework, a discrete set of responses to the victim would be triggered when a crime is reported, in addition to traditional criminal justice responses.
CNN Article on Elder Abuse Highlights Increased Need for Guardianship Services
When clients have needs that cannot be met on their own, TGP offers monthly visits and staff support, providing oversight and another set of eyes and ears for each client to help prevent the issues outlined by CNN’s investigation. CNN found that elder abuse in nursing homes is far more widespread that anyone would imagine. Predators find elderly pa...
Immigration Court Helpdesk
The Immigration Court Helpdesk (ICH) program educates non-detained immigrants in removal (deportation) proceedings about the court process. The goal of ICH is to help individuals make informed decisions about their legal cases and, in doing so, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration court proceedings. Vera works with five nonprofit...
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
Vera @ Chicago Ideas - Part II
The Vera Institute of Justice teamed up with Chicago Ideas to reenvision the American prison system, and imagine a society in which prisons serve as rehabilitation facilities for communities and citizens, rather than as crippling institutions. The conversation will combined performance, first-person testimony, and compelling dialogue that all looke...