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Life After Life in Prison: The Reentry Responsibilities of Prison-Education Programs 

On May 22, 2021, Daryll Hayes’ name was read out loud and his picture was displayed in front of his friends and family. Unlike in his court hearing, this time […]

“In my Neighborhood?” Why We Need Better Data on Human Trafficking If We Want to Eradicate it From Our Communities

Society must urgently recognize human trafficking as a multifaceted problem which merits an exhaustive response from government and civil society. One survivor—16-year-old Mary McDowell from Sachse, Texas—shared her story with […]

Fighting Food Insecurity: WIC Clinics Reopen in Oregon’s Rockwood Community

Clinics for the supplemental nutrition program at WIC are set to reopen this summer in Multnomah County. This is good news for residents of Rockwood, Oregon, a community in Multnomah […]

How Communities Can Help Address the Unseen Needs of Justice-Involved Emerging Adults

Young adults, particularly those aged 18 to 25, face unique challenges within the criminal justice system, often overlooked in policymaking due to their age. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Thrive by 25” initiative aims to change that by focusing on strengthening communities for children and youth transitioning into adulthood.

Remedying Youth Addiction Through Diversion Programs

In a nation grappling with the consequences of the decades-old “war on drugs,” a startling reality emerges: youth with substance use disorders (SUDs) are caught in a cycle of addiction, crime, and incarceration. The justice system, ill-equipped for rehabilitation, perpetuates this cycle, with SUD sufferers four times more likely to reoffend upon release.

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