Moving Toward a More Integrative Approach to Justice Reform

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This OSI report posits that in order to make real progress in breaking the cycle of incarceration, advocates, researchers, service providers, and academics need to break out of their disciplinary silos, share information, and develop collaborative approaches to abate the disproportionate numbers of the poor and people of color entering into and cycling through the criminal justice system.

Moving Toward a More Integrative Approach to Justice Reform presents a vision of an integrative approach to justice reform—an approach that utilizes multidisciplinary collaboration to share perspectives on the issues that fuel the cycle of incarceration, to promote public investments in effective intervention strategies, and to advance public safety by decreasing the likelihood that a person will engage in risky or criminal behavior, instead of building more prisons and jails. A more integrative approach to policymaking and resource allocation would help to ensure that the limited pool of available public resources are used most effectively to address the issues of poverty, race, economic opportunity, education, family, and housing inherent in the cycle of incarceration.

Initial Endorsers of Report Recommendations

American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org

Brennan Center for Justice
http://www.brennancenter.org

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org

Center for American Progress
http://www.americanprogress.org

Center for Law & Social Policy
http://www.clasp.org

Child Welfare League of America
http://www.cwla.org

Community Voices
National Center for Primary Care
Morehouse School of Medicine
http://www.communityvoices.org

Economic Policy Institute
http://www.epi.org

Families Rally for Emancipation & Empowerment

Fortune Society
http://www.fortunesociety.org

Grassroots Leadership
http://www.grassrootsleadership.org

International Community Corrections Association
http://www.iccaweb.org

Justice Policy Institute
http://www.justicepolicy.org

National Center on Poverty Law
http://www.povertylaw.org

National Council of La Raza
http://www.nclr.org

National Debate Project
http://www.nationaldebateproject.org

National Juvenile Defender Center
http://www.njdc.info

National Juvenile Justice Network
http://www.njjn.org

National Legal Aid & Defender Association
http://www.nlada.org

Open Society Policy Center
http://www.opensocietypolicycenter.org

Penal Reform International
http://www.penalreform.org

Prisons Foundation
http://prisonsfoundation.org

The Rebecca Project for Human Rights
http://www.rebeccaproject.org

The Sentencing Project
http://www.sentencingproject.org

United Methodist Church
General Board of Church and Society
http://umc.org

US Dream Academy
http://www.usdreamacademy.org