Criminal Justice

State Senator Linda Doreen Forry, Solitary Confinement, Mandatory Min.

In Boston, GBIO Leaders Secure New Ally on Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Metro IAF
On June 28th, GBIO leaders completed a city-wide In-District Meeting with State Senator Linda Doreen Forry, securing her commitment to support reform around solitary confinement, an issue she did not formerly support.
 
GBIO

criminal justice reform, ACA, Affordable Housing, Bethel AME, Sen. Rosenberg

Senate President Supports (GBIO) Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Bay State Banner GBIO

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rev. Brawley, Bishop Miles, Michael Gecan

The True Toughness Jeff Sessions Must Show

Saturday, May 20, 2017
NY Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sending a message to America: He’s going to be tough on crime. Read more about The True Toughness Jeff Sessions Must Show

Metro IAF

Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice Circles, School Police, Liz Hall

AMOS Juvenile Justice Strategy Reduces Arrests and Expulsions

Monday, July 18, 2016
Des Moines Register

Thanks to persistent intervention by AMOS leaders, Polk County school officials and law enforcement appear to be keeping more children and older minors out of court. Read more about AMOS Juvenile Justice Strategy Reduces Arrests and Expulsions

AMOS

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors, McGinty, O' Malley, Assembly

1,000 of Greater Cleveland Congregations Put Justice "On Trial"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Cleveland.com

Faith leaders put the justice system "on trial" Tuesday as they outlined their demands for reform to Cuyahoga County prosecutor candidates Timothy J. McGinty and Michael O'Malley. Read more about 1,000 of Greater Cleveland Congregations Put Justice "On Trial"

GCC

Dupage United, Mental Health, safety, Rehabilitation

Dupage United: System Works Against the Mentally Ill in IL Prisons

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
State Journal Register

By The Rev. Michael Solberg and Amy Lawless Ayala

Metro IAF

Racial Profiling, #Blacklivesmatter, Iowa IAF, community organizing in Des Moines

Black Iowans Feel Profiled by the Police

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Des Moines Register

In the Des Moines area, members of the nonprofit community organization AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) have spent the past year recording the stories of black Iowans who believe they have been unfairly singled out because of their race by store clerks, security guards, police and others.

Retired Des Moines attorney Harvey Harrison, 71, said what he has heard through that process "proves racial profiling is still a problem, and it has to be dealt with to help this country." Read more about Black Iowans Feel Profiled by the Police

AMOS

Racial Profiling, Organizing in Durham, Police Searches Without Warrants

Durham CAN Wields Search Data to Challenge Police & Change Policy

Thursday, November 20, 2014
New York Times

Rather than relying on demonstrations to force change, a coalition of ministers, lawyers and community and political activists turned instead to numbers. They used an analysis of state data from 2002 to 2013 that showed that the Durham police searched black male motorists at more than twice the rate of white males during stops. Drugs and other illicit materials were found no more often on blacks.... Read more about Durham CAN Wields Search Data to Challenge Police & Change Policy

Durham CAN

Incarceration, Rehabilitation, Organizing in Oklahoma, Kris Steele, Justin Jones

VOICE-OKC Awards Former Republican Speaker of House 'Lifetime' Award

Monday, November 17, 2014
Capitol Beat OK

Steele, a conservative Republian, was honored for his leadership of the 'Justice Reinvestment Initiative,' intended as a "step back from the Sooner State's unenviable position as first in femal incarceration and third in male incarceration among the 50 states....." Read more about VOICE-OKC Awards Former Republican Speaker of House 'Lifetime' Award

VOICE - OKC

Developing Brain, Developing Accountability, Iowa IAF, Organizing in the Midwest, Paul Turner

AMOS Conference Targets Causes of Neurological Damage to Children

Monday, September 29, 2014
Des Moines Register

Building on a public conversation about juvenile criminal justice, initiated last year by AMOS, almost 800 people gathered at Iowa Events Center to hear the latest findings on the developing brains of children and youth.  Dr. Dipesh Navsaria explained that... Read more about AMOS Conference Targets Causes of Neurological Damage to Children

AMOS

Pages