Trauma-Informed Policing Interview with Captain Altovise Love-Craighead
Philadelphia Police Department Captain Altovise Love-Craighead discusses the fundamentals of trauma-informed policing including how de-escalation can interrupt cycles of violence. The central tenets of trauma-informed policing are introduced and examples are given as to how these principles can be applied in real-world policing situations.
Lifting of Funding Restrictions Paves the Way for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse to Access Victim Services
On December 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) published a summary of changes to the rules governing how victim service agencies can use Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance funds. The rule changes, which went into effect in August 2016, dramatically expand the ways states and territories can use funds to...
Justice for All
Annual Report 2016
In 2016, criminal justice captured the national conscience and culture—and the issues Vera has addressed for half a century took on new energy. In this first Vera Institute of Justice annual report, we discuss our renewed commitments to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities. We illustrate our ...
Police and Communities Must Work Together to Support Victims of Hate Crimes
After the 2016 presidential election, unusually large numbers of children and adults all over the United States have reacted by expressing hate, bigotry, and racism, contrary to our best principles of equality. Hate crime has been unleashed—with swastikas painted in playgrounds and schoolyards, attacks on Muslim school girls and cries of “build the...