Criminal Justice System

Presidential 2016: Using Data, Community Engagement & Pay for Success to Improve Community Outcomes

Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 75 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful work

PRESS RELEASE: America Forward Releases New Presidential Policy Agenda on Social Innovation

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

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