Using Art to Amplify Voices of Justice-Involved Individuals Interview with artist and cultural organizer Mark Strandquist

Artist and cultural organizer Mark Strandquist uses art-making to amplify and empower the voices of those impacted directly by the justice system.


Crisis Response Services for People with Mental Illnesses or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A Review of the Literature on Police-based and Other First Response Models

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) launched Serving Safely in May 2018 as a national initiative to improve police responses to people with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). The initiative’s Research and Evaluation Committee developed this literature review as a first step toward creating a research...

  • Leah Pope
October 30, 2019