FJP Releases – Fair and Just Prosecution

“The denial of plaintiffs’ right to receive care that would help them cope and avoid additional trauma while detained is beyond disappointing and speaks to the work that remains for us to see beyond the harsh punitive lens that colors our entire system of justice.”
– Arlington and Falls Church, VA Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti

Eighty Criminal Justice Leaders Defend DACA

Public trust is essential for public safety. That’s why the rollback of immigration reforms threatens the whole community and why 80 elected prosecutors and law enforcement leaders across the country spoke out in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States. The brief argues that without DACA many immigrants will be less willing to report crimes and cooperate with law enforcement and prosecutors out of fear of deportation, and, ultimately, public safety will be put at risk. For more, read the press release[70] and brief[71].

Ending DACA would destroy the trust we have been building with communities for years, meaning a loss of lines of communication, witnesses to crimes, and critical information needed to promote public safety.
– Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry clayton

Seventy Criminal Justice Leaders Denounce Attorney General Barr’s Remarks to Fraternal Order of Police

A new generation of prosecutors and law enforcement leaders are working together to create a compassionate, equitable and effective justice system. That’s why 70 current and former prosecutors, law enforcement and judicial leaders from across the country have repudiated Attorney General William Barr’s attack on reform-minded prosecutors whose data-backed approaches to criminal justice have decreased incarceration and promoted public safety. In the statement, signatories correct patently false claims made by AG Barr and caution against a return to past failed “tough on crime” approaches. For more, read the press release[72] and full statement[73].

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