Domestic Violence

  • Voices with Impact (6/26/2019)

    By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program

    There is an orthodoxy that changing laws should be left in the hands of legislators, lawyers and policy experts. But our recent campaign around changing electronic monitoring (EM) laws in Illinois provides another clear example of why the voice and participation of impacted people adds a key dimension to the process of policy change. Though this legislation focused on the state’s use of EM after people had completed their sentences, there are real lessons for folks working on pretrial legislation. (more…)


09/28/2016

Money Bond Fails Victims of Domestic Violence

Laura. Yolanda. Tierne. Zeljka. These are the names of four women who paid the ultimate price because of failed money bail systems. And “price” is the […]
12/18/2015

Ohio Judge’s Money Bail Gamble Costs Innocent Woman Her Life

“We have seen this before, where a guy attacks his ex, gets arrested, then bails out and then comes back for more and, unfortunately, sometimes kills […]