Racial Justice

  • 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…)


09/19/2018

Black County Officials Call for Pretrial Reform

In March 2018, the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) ratified a resolution on pretrial reform, calling on county officials to support the use of […]
05/31/2017

Another Commonsense Solution: Improving Procedural Justice

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 […]
12/06/2016

Pretrial Risk Assessment – Perpetuating or Disrupting Racial Bias?

Guest blog by Marie VanNostrand, Ph.D., Justice Project Manager, Luminosity Several years ago I coined the term ‘resource-based vs. risk-based’ to describe the two primary systems of pretrial […]