Justice

How to End the Era of Mass Supervision

Probation and parole started out in the 1800s as rehabilitation efforts that tempered punishment with mercy. With the advent of the War on Drugs in the 1970s, rehabilitation and mercy became dirty words, and community […]

Justice

Patrick McCarthy, Former Annie E. Casey Foundation President, Joins Columbia Justice Lab

The Columbia Justice Lab, a growing force in the movement to shift justice systems toward community solutions and away from corrections and incarceration, has added a big name from the philanthropic world to its roster. […]

Justice

Justice Reform Experts Call for Complete Overhaul of L.A.’s Probation Department

A 500-page report presented at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday recommended sweeping changes to the county’s probation department, including a complete restructuring of the department to separately handle adult and […]