Who We Are

We are advocates, researchers and activists working to end mass incarceration.

Vera is powered by hundreds of researchers and advocates working to transform the criminal legal and immigration systems until they’re fair for all.

Founded in 1961 to advocate for alternatives to money bail in New York City, Vera is now a national organization that partners with impacted communities and government leaders for change.

We develop just, antiracist solutions so that money doesn’t determine freedom; fewer people are in jails, prisons, and immigration detention; and everyone in the system is treated with dignity.