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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

Event
Drug Crop Production, Poverty, and Development

An international panel of researchers and growers from Colombia, Morocco, Peru, and the United States discuss the role of drug crop production in poverty and development.

Publication
Strengthening Pretrial Justice: A Guide to the Effective Use of Indicators

This guide proposes a methodical approach toward developing and deploying empirically based indicators to identify exemplary and problematic pretrial practices.

Voices
A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

Voices
Creating Sustainable Farms, One Abandoned Prison at a Time

In this Soros Justice Fellow’s initiative, guard towers become climbing walls, jail cells sprout organic gardens, and at-risk youth cultivate a brighter future.

Event
Justice Behind Bars: The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan

This discussion will feature a presentation of a new report that highlights the abuse of the criminal justice system during the current, unprecedented civil society crackdown in Azerbaijan.

Voices
In Mexico, Many Deaths in Custody but Few Investigations

In Mexico, the problem of deaths in custody―and the failure to investigate them―is particularly acute.

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Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York

Upcoming Events

Feb
9

An international panel of researchers and growers from Colombia, Morocco, Peru, and the United States discuss the role of drug crop production in poverty and development.

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