Criminal Justice Reform

America Forward Congratulates the Newly Appointed Members of the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking

“Members of the America Forward Coalition congratulate the newly appointed members of the bipartisan, cross-sector Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Created by legislation introduced and led by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), this important Commission is tasked with identifying practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in

Moving America Forward: “Second Chances” by Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Roca

On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. This week, America Forward will be featuring

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

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

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