National Reentry Week: An Essential Part of Our Mission

Under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice has taken major steps to make our criminal justice system more fair, more efficient, and more effective at reducing recidivism and helping formerly incarcerated individuals contribute to their communities.  An important part of that task is preparing those who have paid their debt to society for substantive […]

Preventing Tragedies and Saving Lives

While speaking in Milwaukee last year, I met a woman named Maria. Her 31-year-old son, Dontre, had recently been killed in an interaction with law enforcement in a city park—a place he went to get away from the frightening voices he heard in his head. On the day he died, the police had been called […]