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Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

Criminal Justice System Reform Organizations

Becoming Abolitionist: A Lawyer’s Radical Vision (

Noelle Hanrahan and Mumia Abu-Jamal on February 25, 2023. PHOTO COURTESY OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL & NOEL HANRAHAN, SCI MAHANOY To read more of Sonali Kolhatkar's article, please click here. More than 30 years ago, Noelle Hanrahan launched a journalism project called Prison Radio built on a simple idea: Give incarcerated people a media platform to tell their own stories. Hanrahan, who made a name for herself producing radio commentaries by the well-known political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal ,...

Bailing Out Black Mamas: From Healing to Power (

Image Credit: Aidi Tanndy from To read more of Isaiah Thompson's article, please click here. This past Mother’s Day, a group of activists, most of them women, gathered outside the Alameda Courthouse in Oakland, Ca. to “call attention to the harm of mass incarceration on generations of Black women, families, and communities,” according to a press release by the California nonprofit Essie Justice Group, which organized the rally. “The justice group is a loving and powerful community...

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

The Foundation’s juvenile justice reform agenda is designed to improve the odds that at-risk youth can make successful transitions to adulthood. We are working to create a system that locks up fewer youth and relies more on proven, family-focused interventions that create opportunities for positive youth development. To learn more, visit .

Philanthropy Must Challenge Our Punishment Paradigm—and End Solitary Confinement (

Image Credit: Jimmy Chan on Author: To read Andrea Fionda and Scott Moyer's article, please click here. Fifty percent of prison suicides are carried out by individuals in solitary confinement. This disturbing statistic begs the question: When a criminal “justice” policy drives half of those subject to it to end their lives, what purpose is it serving? Whose safety is it ensuring? Solitary confinement is by no means implemented as a last resort. Incarcerated people are placed in...

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