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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Community Justice Exchange
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Storytelling on social media has become a powerful tool to shift public narratives in the movement to end mass criminalization. However, if misused, improper storytelling runs the risk of perpetuating narratives that reinforce, rather than work to dismantle, the criminal justice system....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
In an attempt to promote model hiring policies in the private sector, several cities have also required employers that receive local government contracts to adopt the same hiring policies used by the city to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. For example,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Poor people, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than other Americans. A broken taillight, an unpaid parking ticket, a minor drug offense, sitting on a sidewalk, or sleeping in a park can all result...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A fact sheet on mental illness based on demographics....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Community Justice Exchange
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
Incarcerated people in the United States’ jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers are at an unacceptable risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19. This document provides some guidance and tools for families, organizers, and advocates who are demanding their decarceration...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
There is growing public recognition that the number of people diagnosed with serious mental illness in the U.S. criminal justice system has reached unprecedented levels. In 2007, there were more than 2 million jail bookings of people with serious mental illness. Although prevalence...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Law enforcement responses to people with mental illnesses are among the most complex and time-consuming calls for officers, threaten the safety of officers and residents alike, and have the potential for tragic outcomes. And when people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Jails have become warehouses for people with mental illness. Nationwide, nearly half a million inmates with mental illness are in local jails, and an estimated 10-25% have a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia. In Los Angeles County alone, at least 3,200 inmates with a diagnosed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Millions of Americans have one or more forms of mental illness. These conditions have wide-ranging health, economic, and social consequences. For example, mental illness is a major factor in homelessness and incarceration. And serious mental illness - defined as a mental, behavioral,...

Type Model Law
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Campaign Zero
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
Recognizing that systemic change can only be achieved through comprehensive action, Campaign Zero provides a model use of force policy to help reduce police violence in America. Among these, the policies that govern how and when officers are allowed to use force against civilians...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A fact sheet on mental illness in America....

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