Nine Lessons About Criminal Justice Reform

July 21, 2017

Every year about 650,000 of those prisoners are released back into the world. We know that most of them will be unemployed a year later, and that two-thirds of them will be rearrested within three years. We have a corrections… Read more

The Essential Role of Medicaid and Criminal Justice

July 13, 2017

Specialty courts take aim at social determinants which can be “root cause drivers” and the intersections between poverty, trauma, adverse childhood experiences and disparities in race, health and education. From a criminal and juvenile justice perspective, the role of Medicaid… Read more

It’s time to refocus the punishment paradigm

July 12, 2017

By shifting the emphasis from retribution to rewards, we can make a greater impact on inmate behavior. We’ll not only help adults in the criminal justice system minimize their offending; we’ll strengthen their resolve to successfully reintegrate into their families,… Read more

Colorado Summit Resource Compendium

September 7, 2016

On August 31st and September 1st, 2016, Equitas Foundation convened hundreds of stakeholders from across the state of Colorado to take on the entanglement of behavioral health and criminal justice and come up with real solutions. As part of that… Read more

What If America Approached Crime Like Treating a Disease?

June 28, 2016

What if doctors prescribed the same treatment to every patient with a particular symptom, without trying to diagnose its cause? Or if they offered powerful medications, without bothering to figure out if they worked? Read the full article here.

Incarceration, crime fall

June 13, 2016

A new research study from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law finds that in 27 states that have decreased their prison populations, crime also has decreased. Read the full article here.