Promoting Community-led Investments to Stop the Revolving Door to Prison

At a meeting last week that was hosted jointly by the Urban Institute and the Public Welfare Foundation, a bipartisan group of about 60 national and state advocates, researchers, criminal justice practitioners, and funders discussed promising strategies to engage communities in defining their own public safety priorities. The group also talked about how to support community efforts to marshal funding for services and programs in ways that would better meet the needs of people involved in the criminal justice system, helping them succeed and strengthening public safety.

To see a slide show of the meeting, click here.


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