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Jessica Persaud

Jessica Persaud is the Director of Policy at Common Justice.
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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

The Case to Close Rikers
By Jessica Persaud on October 13, 2021

For far too long, the atrocities at Rikers Island Jail have gone unaddressed. We must decarcerate and close it. Eerily close to the 50th anniversary of the Attica riots, Rikers Island has...

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