Interaction with the criminal legal system can keep people from being able to advance economically. People who have served that time should be free.
Interaction with the criminal legal system can keep people from being able to advance economically by limiting their ability to access housing, employment, and even educational opportunities. Incarceration reduces earning power. These systemic issues and discriminatory policies effectively serve to make justice-involved individuals permanent second-class citizens. We advocate for policies that help people who are justice-involved secure stable jobs, finish their education, and thrive in their communities.
Electronic monitoring is incarceration by another name.
Access to safe, fair, affordable housing is key to reentry.
Legislators unanimously pass law after hearing from justice-involved individuals, community members, and advocates from the Shriver Center.
Overly restrictive housing admissions policies create barriers to housing for individuals with criminal records.