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Justice Through Empowerment

28 Jun 2017

The following first appeared as a guest post on Facing Addiction’s blog, News and Updates:

When I met Greg Williams, he shared with me his personal story and why he started Facing Addiction. He told me how important it was

Washington Joins National Movement to Improve Pretrial Justice

22 Jun 2017

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2017

Contact:  Fiona Druge, Pretrial Justice Institute,  fiona.druge@berlinrosen.com, (646) 755-6126; Lorrie Thompson, Administrative Office of the Courts, (360) 705-5347 
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A Pivotal Moment in the Movement for Pretrial Justice

14 Jun 2017

By Cherise Fanno Burdeen

The past few years have brought stunning successes in the movement to improve pretrial justice in America. We have seen, among other things, two state constitutional amendments allowing for the movement away from money bond; a growing

Pretrial Justice Institute Applauds Passage of Connecticut Bail Reform Legislation

07 Jun 2017

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017

Contact: Fiona Druge, fiona.druge@berlinrosen.com, (646) 755-6126

Reducing Use of Money Bail Advances Public Safety and Equality in Connecticut
In response to the passage of bail reform legislation in Connecticut last night, Cherise Fanno Burdeen,

Landmark Bail Reform Bill Passed by California State Senate

31 May 2017

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2017

Contact: Fiona Druge, Fiona.Druge@berlinrosen.com, (646) 755-6126

Statement from the Pretrial Justice Institute
Today, money bail reform legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Hertzberg passed the state Senate. A companion bill from Assemblymember Rob Bonta

Another Commonsense Solution: Improving Procedural Justice

31 May 2017

People of color are disproportionately represented in criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom (UK) just as they are in the United States. That’s why a new report by the UK-based non-profit organization, Catch22—a group that has provided public service