The Sentencing Project works to promote effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization by promoting racial/ethnic, economic and gender justice. Increasingly, crime survivors and those who assist them are critical partners in efforts to promote meaningful justice reforms, equitable access to services for survivors, crime prevention strategies including access to mental health care and community-based violence interruption initiatives, and restorative justice.
The Sentencing Project and national victim/survivor advocate Anne Seymour, with support from Open Philanthropy, sponsored a virtual conversation to address these and other critical issues. The goal of the conversation was to identify strategies that can more wholly identify and address the needs of survivors, those who harm them, and the communities in which they reside.
Download the pdf below to read a summary of the conversation’s Points of Consensus.
September 07, 2021
Meeting the Back-to-School Challenge: Get Involved!
By investing in proven solutions and partnering with the community, the education system can avert potential tragedy in 2021-22 and establish a new normal in our education system that fosters success, promotes equity, and recognizes the realities of adolescent behavior and brain development.
September 13, 2021
Letter Supporting Immediate Consideration and Passage of Sentencing Reform Legislation
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig urged the U.S. Senate to take immediate steps to consider and pass sentencing reform legislation that builds upon the important progress enacted in 2018 with passage of the First Step Act. At least three bipartisan sentencing reform proposals, the First Step Implementation Act (S.1014), the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act (S.312), and the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act (S.601) await a floor vote after the Judiciary Committee approved them this past spring.