social-emotional student-centered curriculum that is supported by services addressing community and family challenges.
Replace punitive school suspension and expulsion practices with restorative justice
Embrace new scientific understanding of the developing brain,
that our brains do not fully develop until age 25. Existing laws designate age 20 as the legal parameter for full brain development, which impacts juvenile sentencing requirements. Updating laws to reflect this new scientific understanding allows for resentencing and more humane and equitable justice.
early release mechanisms and the availability of parole and clemency. Each state has different barriers, challenges and processes. Given the campaign’s direct connection to Washington, our request to bring back parole nationwide will start in Olympia, as we build a coalition of partners already involved in this issue.
Revisit state sentencing laws
and emotional well-being, which can reduce recidivism rates and increase chances of a fulfilling life after release.
Amplify and scale prisoner-initiated programs
focused on academic acheivment
How you Can Help
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Targeted Discussion Guide
If you have knowledge in the below arenas, your knowledge is needed!
Neuroscientific research that impacts juvenile sentencing laws
Dialogue around criminal sentencing between attorneys and prosecutors, and with policymakers
Prioritize Transformative Justice
Support our team and partners by directly connecting with supreme courts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in all 16 states without parole, to initiate productive dialogue
Support the Scale of In-Prison Programs
Help locate local and federal sources of funding