FJP Releases – Fair and Just Prosecution

New Roadmap Provides Blueprint for 21st Century Prosecutors

FJP, in partnership with the Brennan Center for Justice and The Justice Collaborative, released 21 Principles for the 21st Century Prosecutor – a new blueprint to guide prosecutors committed to moving away from past incarceration-driven approaches and advancing new thinking that promotes prevention and diversion and increases fairness in the criminal system. Read 21 Principles for the 21st Century Prosecutor[1] and the press release[2] announcing the release of this important guidance for prosecutors.

How the Biden-Harris Administration Can Advance Criminal Justice Reform

After a year and election cycle that brought unprecedented progress for reform-minded prosecution, fair drug policy, and better policing practices, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will enter office with a mandate to transform the justice system. In “How the Biden-Harris Administration Can Advance Criminal Justice Reform: 13 Recommendations for Change and Federal Engagement,”[3] we lay out key ways the new administration can take action to make progress towards the justice system that Americans overwhelmingly demand and that all communities in our nation deserve.

“These recommendations would mark a much-needed and unprecedented step towards [a] justice system that…strengthens communities instead of tearing them down, rehabilitates the people it detains, provides second chances predicated on the recognition that people inevitably change over time, breaks cycles of violence, and prioritizes fairness over vengeance.”

Over 50 Elected Prosecutors Advocate for Probation and Parole Reform

With 4.4 million people on probation or parole in the U.S., community supervision has become overly burdensome and a driver of mass incarceration, especially for people of color. In partnership with Executives Transforming Probation and Parole (EXiT), over 50 elected prosecutors joined 90 current and former probation and parole leaders in issuing a statement that calls for community supervision to be smaller, less punitive, and more equitable. The reforms advanced in the statement align with new polling that shows an overwhelming majority of Americans agree that the United States should try to reduce the number of people on parole or probation. Read the statement[4], polling report[5], and release[6], and watch this episode of The Briefing[7] on the need for reform, featuring San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, President and CEO of JustLeadershipUSA DeAnna Hoskins, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform Executive Director and former Chief Probation Officer of Alameda County, CA David Muhammad, and FJP Executive Director Miriam Krinsky.

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