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On this page you can explore articles, podcasts, reports, videos, webinars and more from others leading efforts to transform the criminal legal system. 

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To inform the urgent debate on crime policy, in August of 2022, Alliance for Safety and Justice commissioned a second National Survey of Victims’ Views. This report describes the findings from this survey and points to opportunities for further research and reform to advance policies that align with the needs and perspectives of victims.

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As part of the development of a consent decree, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is partnering with the Minnesota Justice Research Center (MNJRC) to meet with community members and stakeholders this summer to gather ideas on what should be included in a consent decree to address race-based policing in Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) Civil Rights Investigation of the City of Minneapolis and MPD

After completing a comprehensive investigation, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights finds there is probable cause that the City and MPD engage in a pattern or practice of race discrimination in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

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The Square One Project is on a search for the best ideas about how to make justice a reality for all.

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Doing away with cash bail

Q&A with RSC member Dr. Joshua Page - In the US, people charged with a crime usually need to post a large cash bond to be released before trial — a system used barely anywhere else in the world. This doesn’t enhance public safety and causes great hardship to defendants and families. There’s a better way, researchers say.

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The predatory dimensions of criminal justice - Dr. Josh Page

Research Steering Committee member Dr. Josh Page and his colleague Dr. Joe Soss argue that to understand how and why criminal justice operates as it does today, one must attend to its predatory dimensions.

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Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration.

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“This timely survey shows common ground on real solutions” and “Opportunities to bridge across racial and political spectrum.”

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This toolkit provides information and resources for members of the public interested in communicating their support for recent administrative rules changes at the Minnesota POST Board.

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Policing the Progressive City - Dr. Michelle Phelps


Research Steering Committee member Dr. Michelle Phelps conducted a case study on Minneapolis in the process of police reform (or transformation). How do activists, residents, and city leaders diagnose the problem in policing -- and its potential solutions?

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A Report on the Cash Bail System