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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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Violence

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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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...

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Racism

The Big Apple Has Homelessness—Not Just Dreams and Rich Lifestyles
By Terri Daniels on September 28, 2021

NYC is experiencing a housing crisis, with those who identify as LGBTQIA+ being most impacted. New York City is portrayed as the city of dreams, fashion, sex, food, and freedom; however,...

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The Privilege of Sheltering in Place
By Aliya Brown on August 30, 2021

Stay-at-home orders across the country have implications for our most vulnerable.

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How We Can Overcome the Inevitable Stigmas of a Crisis
By Aliya Brown on August 2, 2021

Learning from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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Racism

Ableism is a racial justice issue
By K. A. on July 21, 2021

A truly equitable world means the needs of disabled people are not only considered, but prioritized.

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2021 Mass Incarceration

Police Don't Belong At Pride
By D'Angelo Cameron on June 25, 2021

The Pride we know started as a protest against police violence. For the past 25 years, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has marched in the legendary New York City Pride parade....

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