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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

The Open Society Foundations support criminal justice reform around the world by developing alternatives to pretrial detention, broadening access to competent legal representation, and promoting new alliances for reform.

Recent Work

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

What Difference Can a Soros Justice Fellow Make?  

The U.S. criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. But what can one person do? Take a look at a few outstanding individuals who are advancing a fairer, more sensible justice system.

Moving Forwards a Global Vision for Legal Aid

The UN has recognized the vital role legal aid plays in delivering access to justice for all. Now it needs to monitor implementation of its Principles and Guidelines.

Effective Prosecution: Guatemala’s Public Ministry in an International Context

Remarks delivered at the launch of an independent assessment of reforms in prosecutorial procedures at Guatemala's Public Ministry.

Young People, Race and the Police: Finding the Remix

Young people from 14 cities around the world are meeting to share ideas and experiences in the struggle to end discriminatory policing.

Whistleblower Protection and The Snowden Effect  

This briefing addresses the current historic opportunity to advance whistleblower protection and concrete opportunities to strengthen work in the areas of human rights, national security, environment, and governance.

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