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VAWA's Solution to Fund the Police Harms Us All, Especially Women
By Common Justice Staff on September 20, 2022

By Chanda Daniels and Ina Kelleher This month marks 28 years since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law. Included as part of then-Senator Joe Biden’s 1994 Crime Bill,...

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Black and Brown Men Who Cause Harm Deserve Same Media Treatment as Whites
By Common Justice Staff on September 1, 2022

For decades, the mainstream media has helped shape the narrative that Black and Brown men who cause harm are irredeemable and should be incarcerated. This has been done with dehumanizing...

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Mass Incarceration

The Abortion to Prison Pipeline: What Overturning Roe Means for Mass Incarceration
By Common Justice Staff on July 5, 2022

Written by Alice Hamblett and Tahirih Anthony On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, abolishing the constitutional right to abortion. After 50 years...

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Making the Connection: Replacement Theory, Mass Incarceration, & The Media
By Camryn Wimberly on June 10, 2022

The tragic killings that happened in Buffalo, NY in May, have given the media a clear window into how conservative news outlets have fueled a racist theory called “ replacement theory,”...

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A Victory for the Fair Access to Victim Compensation Campaign in the New York City Council, but What’s Next?
By Joe Celestin on April 15, 2022

Since the fall of 2021, Common Justice has led the Fair Access to Victim Compensation coalition, advocating for changes to the way victim compensation funding is administered in New York...

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New Mayor, Same Old Mass Incarceration Problem
By D'Angelo Cameron on February 4, 2022

Eric Adams has been Mayor of New York City for a little more than a month and already his administration’s position around policing and public safety has been in opposition to progress the...

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The Movement Towards Fair Access to Victim Compensation
By Jessica Persaud on January 20, 2022

In the aftermath of a crime, the government offers supportive funding to survivors and their families, commonly known as “victim compensation.” Victim compensation is state-administered,...

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Our Statement on Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address
By Jessica Persaud on January 6, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address. 

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Mass Incarceration

Mass Incarceration and Climate Change Are Not Separate Issues
By Emilce Quiroz on December 2, 2021

If we don’t dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mass incarceration, Black and Brown communities in the U.S.and internationally will pay the price.

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Surviving Invisibility
By D'Angelo Cameron on October 16, 2021

Our public safety system is ill-equipped to find missing Black people or intervene in domestic violence.

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