Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in our Communities

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This report examines racial disparities, policing landscapes, and budgets in twelve jurisdictions across the country, comparing the city and county spending priorities with those of community organizations and their members. While many community members, supported by research and established best practices, assert that increased spending on police do not make them safer, cities and counties…

The Anti-Racist Imperative of Infancy

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Immediate and complete elimination of the juvenile legal system would be fraught with political and logistical challenges. Incremental “shrinkage,” however, is not only possible but has already begun to occur.307 One incrementalist strategy is to reduce the reach of that system by constricting its jurisdiction over certain behaviors and certain children, particularly the very young.…

International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in the Context of Law Enforcement: Visit to the United States of America

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This report details findings from the International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement (The Expert Mechanism), who were appointed by the president of the Human Rights Council in 2021 with a mandate to examine the human rights of Black communities in the U.S. as they relate to police interaction…

Data, The New Cotton

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Black Lives Monitored

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Race, Surveillance, Resistance

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Deception in Place of Equal and Impartial Administration of Justice: The Use of Deception When Interrogating Juveniles

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State Settlement Agreement, U.S. v. Lauderdale

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City Settlement Agreement, U.S. v. Lauderdale

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Complaint, U.S. v. Lauderdale

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Early Access to Counsel in Police Precincts Data Collection Practices & Recommendations

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Early Access to Counsel in Police Precincts Best Practices and Recommendations

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Early Access to Legal Counsel for Youth: An Implementation Study of California Senate Bills 395 and 203

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Barriers to Wellness: Voices and Views from Young People in Five Cities

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The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

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Create New Opportunities for “Persons In Need of Supervision” (PINS) to Succeed Without Legal System Intervention

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Centering Youth Voice in Juvenile Justice Reform: A Brief Summary Report of Youth Experiences

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Taking the Next Step in Miranda Evaluations: Considering Racial Trauma and the Impact of Prior Police Contact

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Examining the Consequences of Dehumanization and Adultification in Justification of Police Use of Force Against Black Girls and Boys

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Community Crime, Poverty, and Proportion of Black Residents Influence Police Descriptions of Adolescents

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Response to People’s Motion to Exclude Evidence (Illinois)

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Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

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Legal Socialization of Children and Adolescents

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Findings Regarding Department of Justice Investigation of Lauderdale County Youth Court, Meridian Police Department, and Mississippi Division of Youth Services

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Washington v. Slater (Washington)

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