DCist article: Historic Designation Request Could Delay New D.C. Halfway House

The DCist published an article providing more information regarding the efforts by ANC 7F, the commission representing the neighborhood where CORE plans to open a new men’s halfway house, to oppose the site. ANC 7F has filed an application to designate the building at that address as a historic landmark. This halts CORE’s plans until …


Council for Court Excellence (CCE)

The Council for Court Excellence (CCE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that envisions a justice system in the District of Columbia that equitably serves its people and continues to be a model for creating stronger and more prosperous communities. CCE identifies and proposes solutions by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to conduct research, advance policy, …


Council of State Governments

The Council of State Governments is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. LINK: Council of State Governments Knowledge Center


Prison Policy Initiative

The Prison Policy Initiative’s research and advocacy is at the center of the national conversation about criminal justice reform and over-criminalization. Because essential national and state level data is often completely inaccessible, the Prison Policy Initiative’s insightful data analysis and powerful graphics help fill these gaps to bring in new supporters and help other movement …


Justice Roundtable

The Justice Roundtable is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 organizations working to reform federal criminal justice laws and policies. Founded in 2002, the Roundtable’s mission is to bring value to the Justice Movement by coordinating the federal legislative and advocacy efforts of the Washington criminal justice advocacy community. LINK: The Justice Roundtable  


CORE DC Founder Calls Out “Not In My Backyard” Opposition to New Men’s Halfway House

The Washington Post has published an opinion piece by Jack Brown, chairman and chief executive of CORE DC, as well as the founder and chief executive of CORE Services Group. CORE DC was recently awarded a contract from the federal Bureau of Prisons to open a new men’s halfway house for DC returning citizens. Currently, …


ReThink Justice and Reentry Task Force Report – Principles for a Parole Entity

There is a new report titled Establishing Principles for the Creation of a Local Paroling Authority in Washington, D.C. published today with this post.  This was developed as a joint effort between the ReThink Justice DC Coalition and the DC Reentry Task Force. The report lays out 19 principles that a new local parole function, …


DC Police Reform Commission Responds to Deon Kay Shooting

The newly formed DC Police Reform Commission (more) held an emergency meeting on Friday, September 4, 2020 to receive a briefing from the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on the police shooting of Deon Kay in Southeast D.C. on September 2, 2020, and to discuss police shootings more generally.  This followed a statement …


Video: Interview with Nicole Porter

Ms. Porter was interviewed by Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR) as part of their “Reimagining Criminal Justice in the United States.” Nicole is Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project where she manages The Sentencing Project’s state and local advocacy efforts on sentencing reform, voting rights, and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice …