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Community Justice

Justice requires that criminal laws be fairly and equitably applied, that young people are not forced into the justice system, and that individuals who have served time can rebuild their lives in their communities.

The Shriver Center works to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and ensure justice­-involved Americans have fair opportunities to build a new future and participate fully in society.

  • We advocate for policies that reduce the collateral consequences of involvement with the criminal justice system.
  • We oppose ​blanket bans on admission to subsidized housing​ and encourage public housing authorities to exercise appropriate discretion when crafting admission policies.
  • We advocate for police officers stationed in schools to have mandatory training and accountability.
  • We support policies to ensure that justice-involved individuals understand and exercise their right to vote.
  • We work to preserve and expand crucial early investments in young children and infants in order to help them reach their full potential.
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