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Resources and Partners

#cut50 is a national initiative to reduce the prison population while making our communities safer. Our campaigns are led by people who have been directly impacted by the justice system and want to create change.

#Cut50
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Unaffordable cash bail is the single most preventable driver of mass incarceration in the United States, accounting for all jail growth in the past 20 years and exacerbating racial disparities in every corner of the criminal justice system.

The Bail Project
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The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. … mass incarceration has crushing consequences: racial, economic, social. We fight to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars at the state and federal level. And we advocate for alternatives to prison and changes to sentencing laws that better align our approach to punishment with the goal of rehabilitation.

The Brennan Center for Justice
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The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of effective, just, and humane criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. We seek to accomplish this by expanding the public discourse on criminal justice, promoting dialogue and cooperation among diverse stakeholders, and building support for policies that better protect our communities, promote accountability and change for offenders, and provide restitution to victims.

Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
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Together with our partners, we're the largest national effort working to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more cost-effective at the federal, state, and local level.

The Coalition Public Safety
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Over the past several years, LJAF has made a significant commitment to supporting innovation in the pretrial justice arena, specifically the bail reform movement. Working with partners in academia, the legal community, and jurisdictions across the country, LJAF has supported the use of data analytics to improve the process of decision making at the earliest part of the criminal justice process. The goal of these efforts is to reduce unnecessary pretrial detention while improving the rate of court appearances and enhancing public safety.

The Laura And John Arnold Foundation
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Right on Crime has the support and mobilizes the voices of more than 90 prominent conservative leaders who have endorsed the principles of conservative criminal justice reform.

Right on Crime 
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ROCA’S MISSION IS TO DISRUPT THE CYCLE OF INCARCERATION AND POVERTY BY HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.

Roca
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The Sentencing Project is a leader in changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.

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Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

The Sentencing Project 
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We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence.

The Vera Institute of Justice
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