Tag Archive for: transforming justice

NEWS: Two Recent Minneapolis Events Showcase New Imagination Around Public Safety

Junauda Petrus and Rep. María Isa are helping to bring attention to long-standing and generally underappreciated approaches to address public safety

Why the Legal System Is Not the Answer for Many Survivors: A Conversation With Nikki Engel

How can we prevent this kind of abuse from happening in the first place, instead of relying on a reactive response?

State Policy Makers Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

The MLK Day Legislative Preview on Criminal Justice Reform,…

People in Politics: What Makes a Powerful Leader?

"Women naturally function more as a collective. There is power in numbers. When it is transactional, people who want to succeed think that dividing and conquering is how you do it. That is actually a colonized way of leading."

Legislating for Children

We talked to Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (DFL–District 49B) about the status of legislation focused on children and families.

What Success Looks Like After Incarceration

It is rare for women who have graduated from the program to return to prison.

Reprint: The Police Are Defunding Minneapolis

The combination of these payouts and police misconduct settlements is approaching $150 million dollars. That’s more than three fourths of what the MPD’s budget was in 2020.

Events: We Are All Criminals Illuminates Stories of Incarceration Around the Twin Cities

While one in four people in Minnesota (and across the nation) has a criminal record, four in four have a criminal history: that is, we are all criminals — and we’re also so much more.

Why Incarceration Does Not Reduce Crime: Editor’s Letter and TOC

Data reveals the roots of why people are incarcerated — and indicates why prison might not be the solution.

Great North Innocence Project

“If you are imprisoned and you are innocent of a crime, you can imagine that it just compounds the trauma.”

A Home Filled With Love and Structure

I wish more people would be involved with this work and understand that people who commit crimes need help. We are not monsters.

The Concept Behind Restorative Justice Minnesota

Getting funded requires a culture shift in society, she says. “A recognition that incarceration does not work. We do not acknowledge the reality of where the harm is coming from.”