Cutting through the noise on what really creates safety in America

What Really Lowers Crime

It turns out income, housing, and access to care stand a much better chance of creating public safety than policing or incarceration ever will.

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Empowering Public Defenders Transforms The Legal System

In its current form, the American carceral system robs people of opportunity, tears families apart, and destabilizes entire communities. Unlike police, prisons, and prosecutors, public defenders are uniquely situated to empower those facing the criminal legal system, shrink the system itself by reducing incarceration, and transform our approach to public safety.

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Access to Education Creates Safety

Interacting with the police, being arrested, or spending time behind bars make it more difficult for a person to get a quality education and access to opportunity. If we care about improving opportunity—and public safety—through education, we must consider shrinking the criminal legal system itself.

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Strong Social Ties Increase Safety

It turns out relationships are everything.

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The Vicious Cycles Of Incarceration and Housing Loss

The first step to reducing homelessness might be reducing arrests.

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Generational Harm

Children and families are the "hidden victims" of the legal system.

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Impact of the Carceral System on Economic Stability and Mobility

The criminal legal system is keeping people poor.

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What is the impact?

Learn more about the impact of Partners for Justice in communities across the country.

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