Add “Criminal Injustice” to the law school curriculum

There’s broad consensus among the public, as well as experts, that America’s criminal justice system is in dire need of ...
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    “Safe days” for domestic violence survivors

    Abuse from one’s partner takes a terrible toll on victims — physically, emotionally, and socially. Domestic violence, which ...
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      Create LGBTQ units inside police departments

      It’s dangerous to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer in America. As numerous statistics warn us, LGBTQ people in ...
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        How to make dark alleys safer: invite everyone in by throwing parties

        “If you treat it as a place where nobody goes, then you’re inviting illicit activity and you’re inviting people not to respect ...
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          To curb human trafficking, clean up the foreign labor recruitment process

          This summer, a new law went into effect in California that protects international workers from human trafficking and abuse by ...
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            Show #LoveTrumpsHate with a voter pledge map

            The presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is fueling extremist, bigoted rhetoric against marginalized groups and emboldening ...
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              In a country of second chances, college for ex-prisoners returning to society

              America aspires to be a country of second chances. In terms of the numbers, most incarcerated people do eventually return to society on ...
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                How one city made its domestic violence rate plummet

                About a decade ago, the city of High Point found itself struggling with an alarmingly high rate of domestic violence—the worst in the ...
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                  There’s a lawyers shortage—for Americans who aren’t rich. Here’s how to fix it.

                  Yes, there is a lawyers shortage in our country — for ordinary Americans who need professional legal counsel, especially low-income ...
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                    T-shirts showing life-sized exit wounds from an assault weapon

                    In response to the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, the Boston Globe published an editorial with a straightforward message: “ban ...
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                      The “If I ever die in a mass shooting, please politicize my death” card

                      Here’s a simple idea. Don’t just tweet or declare that “If I ever die in a mass shooting, please politicize my ...
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                        Seattle is rethinking policing by putting social workers on the daily beat

                        The city of Seattle is trying out an unconventional way of policing: team up social workers with police officers to walk the beat ...
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                          To break the cycle of violence, embed violence intervention teams in hospitals

                          Some hospitals are taking an unusual approach to stop the street violence that’s driving the same victims to cycle in and out ...
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                            Require housing rentals to be free of toxic lead paint

                            The lead poisoning crisis isn’t just limited to Flint, Michigan. It’s a scourge across the country, causing irreparable ...
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                              The right to know if global companies are profiting off human rights abuses in their supply chains

                              Modern day slavery, sex trafficking, and forced child labor aren’t just festering in the shadows in far-flung locales. These ...
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                                Urban Warriors: connecting combat veterans to teens in high-violence neighborhoods

                                A promising program in Chicago is bringing combat veterans and teenagers in high-violence neighborhoods together. The premise behind it ...
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                                  A different way to police: catch kids doing good and give “positive tickets”

                                  Police officers typically show up in kids’ lives after they or someone they know get in trouble with the law. So it was no ...
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                                    Stop the billionaire corporate shell game in real estate deals

                                    It’s no surprise the United States is so attractive to foreign plutocrats, international criminals, and corrupt politicians ...
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                                      Spread Project Fatherhood to more of America’s toughest communities

                                      If you don’t have the experience of growing up with a father involved in your life, what do you draw on to be a good father and ...
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                                        Raise the standard minimum age for buying guns to 25 years

                                        The national debate on gun violence often overlooks these two intertwined factors that combine to produce daily carnage: people under ...
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                                          Calling all cities: commit to ending the cradle-to-prison pipeline

                                          Seattle’s City Council recently passed a resolution that endorses the goal of zero-percent detention of youth and calls for ...
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                                            Law students + citizens barred from voting = organizing for democracy

                                            Americans who’ve finished their time in prison should be able to fully rejoin society and undertake one of the most important ...
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                                              Build Debtor Prisons!

                                              Satirical campaign to build debtors prisons again (by the way, these functionally still exist) to highlight bullshit debtors laws ...
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