Safety & Justice Challenge: Rethink Jails

For far too long, the misuse and overuse of jails has imperiled individuals, damages families, and weakens communities. We are committed to changing that.

APA has worked diligently with prosecution teams across the country to support the development of forward-looking, smart solutions to safely reduce local jail populations and address racial disparities in the system.

Today, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge awarded communities across the country additional funding to build on the progress and promise of work to date. These new grants will support a number of initiatives aimed at eliminating unfair or ineffective practices that take a particularly heavy toll on people of color, low-income communities, and people living with mental health and substance abuse issues.

As a Strategic Ally in the Safety and Justice Challenge Network, APA is proud to support communities leading the way in addressing over-incarceration and building safer, more effective local justice systems for all people.

We know prosecutors play an important role in making our local justice systems more just and equitable.

To find out more, visit the Safety and Justice Challenge website and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #RethinkJails.

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