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Governance & Accountability in the United States

Governance & Accountability in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support efforts to increase government transparency and accountability, and promote an active and engaged public with equal access to information, courts, and the ballot.

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How Newark Held Its Police Accountable  

Until recently, police in New Jersey’s largest city engaged in widespread civil rights violations. Today they answer to one of America's strongest civilian review boards.

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