Criminal Justice Reform

Top 10 Highlights from Roca’s Criminal Justice Report

New Profit’s grantee-partner Roca Inc. is at the forefront of efforts to reform America’s criminal justice system, which could reverberate powerfully across nearly every other social challenge we face as a nation. Roca is combatting prison recidivism by helping high-risk young people build skills and rebuild their lives, and setting an example for service providers across the country. Recently, Roca’s
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America Forward and New Profit Join SEA Summit

This piece was written by Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs for America Forward Last week, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the 2015 Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Summit in Denver, Colorado. The Summit brought together over 400 individuals working in and with social enterprises for three days to network, learn from each other, and create a
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The Time is Now to Fix Our Criminal Justice System

The following post is by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs. “Our Criminal Justice System Isn't as Smart as It Should Be.”
 -President Barack Obama, July 14, 2015 Last week much attention was given to our nation’s criminal justice system and the faults associated with it. President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders as part
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CEO Reflections: Vanessa Kirsch on Baltimore, the Movement for Change and Criminal Justice System Reform

I’m writing in reflection of what has happened in Baltimore, New York, Ferguson, Cleveland, Florida and so many other communities across America. Our thoughts continue to be with the families – from Freddie Gray’s in Baltimore to Brian Moore’s in New York and far too many others – that have been touched by recent tragedy. Their pain is a constant
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Inspiration at Roca’s 10th Annual Breakfast

[caption id="attachment_9374" align="alignnone" width="2439"] Roca participant Trevor Gayle receives the Vichey Phuong Peace Award at Roca's 10th Annual Breakfast.[/caption] This blog post was written by Sam Hiersteiner, New Profit's Communications Director. Roca, a New Profit grantee and partner in the landmark Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative, is working to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty in America
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SOTU Cheat Sheet From America Forward

Last night, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address, which focused heavily on income inequality, education, and strengthening the middle class. Below are selected highlights of the speech from America Forward, a nonpartisan initiative of New Profit that advocates for public policy to catalyze social innovation and social entrepreneurship. The Republican response was given by Sen. Joni
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WhyLight Wednesday: Adam Lewis

What’s a WhyLight? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community and why they do what they do. This week, we talk to Adam Lewis… What is your role here? I am the Criminal Justice System Policy Analyst for the America Forward team. I conduct research on investment and policy opportunities for New Profit and America Forward in
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5 Questions on Criminal Justice Reform

Reforming America’s criminal justice system and advancing efforts to break cycles of incarceration in low-income communities would positively impact almost every other social challenge we face, from education to workforce development and public health. In particular, these efforts could improve opportunities for young men of color, who are disproportionately represented in the prison system and painfully absent from their families
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