Posted by Willy Franzen on May 24, 2014. Jobs updated daily.
One of the core functions of nearly every government is to provide a justice system. While one would think that justice and fairness go hand in hand, that often doesn’t seem to be the case. Our country may be way ahead of lots of other countries when it comes to fairness, but what we really need is “a society with safe, equitable and healthy communities, just and effective solutions to social problems, and alternatives to incarceration that promote positive life outcomes.” That’s what the Justice Policy Institute is seeking. They are a Washington, DC based non-profit that aims “to reduce the use of incarceration and the justice system and promote policies that improve the well-being of all people and communities.”
The number of people in private prisons has increases 353.7% over the last fifteen years. It’s hard to believe that the number of criminals has increased that much over time (especially when you look at crime stats). So what gives? It seems that we’ve lost sight of what our justice system should accomplish, and that’s why the Justice Policy Institute wants to “reframe the conversation around justice for all.” They do this mainly through their research and field work. If this sounds like stuff that you’d like to work on, visit Justice Policy Institute’s Careers page. Right now they’re looking for a Digital Media Associate.
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