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Rates of reporting domestic violence are low in immigrant communities, where survivors of abuse often don’t want to involve the police. As an alternative, the de Blasio administration promised to fund community-based domestic violence programming—but those funds were delayed, and advocates fear programs with strong community ties may not meet the city’s requirements.
Police should no longer occupy all of our vital support systems in our communities.
Alex S. Vitale
The U.S. representative said her husband helped her realize that when one person is incarcerated, many more are affected.
Josie Duffy and co-host Darnell Moore discuss police accountability and explain why it’s so hard for the criminal justice system to hold police accountable.
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez of Texas told The Appeal about her vision for a complete overhaul of her state’s legal system.
Alternative approaches to rehabilitation and healing still face resistance, even though the criminal legal system’s reliance on punishment has done little to move the needle on addressing sexual violence.
The Appeal spoke with the lawmaker about her “entirely new blueprint for a just society.”
Under the proposal, localities would be incentivized to significantly decrease prison populations.
Our response to crime should focus on healing and accountability, not punishment and retribution.
Josie and Clint talk to Sonya Shah, an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, about restorative justice.
Josie Duffy Rice,
The rocky implementation of New York’s Raise the Age law shows that young people in detention need love, not force.
A new project chronicles the myriad alternative visions of justice taking place in the U.S. and Canada.