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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.

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Recent Work

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Books that Inspire Us to Action: Monique Morris and Brion Gill at the Baltimore Book Festival

Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a conversation with Monique Morris, author and former Soros Justice Fellow, about the books that inspire us to action at the 2018 Baltimore Book Festival.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Open Society Institute–Baltimore: A Conversation with Barbara Mikulski and Rashad Robinson

Open Society Institute–Baltimore marks 20 years with an event featuring former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and Color of Change executive director Rashad Robinson discussing the census, advocacy, and civic participation.

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Reimagining Drug Policy Through Artistic Expression: Museums, Marches, and More    

A panel of activists and artists will discuss creative ways to push for reform through immersive events and imaginative experiences.

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Open Society Institute–Baltimore 20th Anniversary with Vanita Gupta and Taylor Branch
This is the first of three special events marking Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s 20th anniversary.
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Talking About Race: Mothers of the Movement Speak

A town hall discussion will be led by mothers who have lost children to police and gun violence.

Voices
Mexico’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing. It’s Time for a New Vision of Reform

Human rights advocates, as well as a diverse collection of artists and policymakers, are calling on the government to seek international support in order to reinvigorate a discredited justice system.

Upcoming Events

Sep
25

Open Society Institute–Baltimore marks 20 years with an event featuring former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and Color of Change executive director Rashad Robinson discussing the census, advocacy, and civic participation.

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