August 24, 2022 Caroline Isaacs, executive director of Just Communities Arizona, has been advocating for decades to reinvent and improve the criminal justice system. On September 19, she will give a talk titled “Creating Safety Outside of the Punishment System,” which is the second of three webinars in the 18thRead More →

The Law Society of Scotland has expressed ‘serious concerns’ about a possible move to judge-only trials, insisting it would be ‘inconsistent with justice’. A Scottish Government consultation paper on reforming the justice system set out the arguments for and against changes for a possible pilot trial in court. It indicatesRead More →

Content Disclaimer: This document describes violence against transgender people, including sexual violence. An early Australian study found that transgender and gender diverse people face systemic abuse in Victoria’s criminal justice system. Published in the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, the 42-participant study shows that transgender and gender-diverseRead More →

LAHORE: A 2018 Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA) awareness training workshop was organized by Legal Awareness Watch (LAW) in the provincial capital here on Saturday. All stakeholders, including members of civil society, juvenile court officials and journalists, participated in the sensitization workshop. They called on the government to implement theRead More →

Robert Jones was nervous, a Native American teenager in a frontier town courtroom. He faced felony assault charges in Rapid City, South Dakota, home to a stubbornly racially disparate criminal justice system. Almost all police officers, prosecutors, judges and jailers are white, and more than half of those charged andRead More →

SDLP MP Sinéad McLaughlin said victims whose cases are currently being processed through the criminal justice system are becoming the latest victims of the dysfunctional Stormont. It follows reports that the backlog of court cases could take until 2028 to clear without additional resources. Ms McLaughlin has written to JusticeRead More →

TOPEKA—District Judge Keven MP O’Grady of the 10th Judicial District was recognized for his many contributions to improving the justice system when he received the 2022 Mary C. McQueen Award at a national conference Last week. The prize is awarded in even years recognize an “individual who has made extraordinaryRead More →

A disturbing trend continues to infiltrate courtrooms across the country where third-party groups – including Wall Street hedge funds, institutional investors and private companies – are providing money to litigators in exchange for a portion of any financial recovery from litigation. These groups are pouring millions of dollars into classRead More →

LANSING — Michigan’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform has met to approve a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at transforming Michigan’s juvenile justice system. These recommendations are based on an unprecedented assessment of Michigan’s juvenile justice system and are grounded in what research shows works to improve community safety,Read More →

WATCH: Report reveals racial disparities in Shelby County’s youth justice system WATCH: Report reveals racial disparities in Shelby County’s youth justice system MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A criminal justice reform advocacy group on Monday accused Shelby County leaders of failing black children in Memphis. “There are far too many black childrenRead More →

THE Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) detention centers have exceeded their combined carrying capacity of 58,278 by more than 16,000, a development that has continued to fuel aggression among inmates and overload the system. Speaking at the second Comptroller General of Corrections Retreat held in Sokoto, Comptroller General of Corrections (CGC)Read More →

Evidentral’s ecosystem of integrated technologies and workflow automation tools for digital evidence management will streamline the forensic process across multiple public safety and justice agencies for a large county in Washington State HOBOKEN, NJ, July 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PLEASANT (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced that multiple county agencies in Washington State, includingRead More →

An open letter, signed by 15 retired judges, 77 former bureaucrats and 25 army veterans, condemned the “unfortunate and unprecedented comments” made by the two Supreme Court justices – Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala – during BJP hearing Spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s petition for transfer of various FIRs registeredRead More →

Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Tanko Muhammad, has resigned following corruption allegations. President Muhammadu Buhari immediately swore in the Supreme Court’s most senior justice, Olukayode Ariwoola, as acting chief justice. Judge Muhammad leaves behind a dysfunctional judicial system. The Conversation Africa asked public law expert Abiodun Odusote what Muhammad’s successor can doRead More →

Featured on 30 billboards located near courthouses and government offices in Miami, the campaign features works by leading contemporary artists including Guerrilla Girls, Shephard Fairey, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Sam Durant. Two other renowned artists with direct experience of incarceration, Sherrill Roland and poet Faylita Hicks, round out the list.Read More →

Claudine Constant, director of public policy advocacy for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, said she wears earrings whenever she is in a public space for work. A pair says, “No one wants to be poor.” “Why do we live in a society that continues to criminalize poverty? ConstantRead More →

The cruel imprisonment of an innocent man, Maxwell Dele, for 11 years without trial in Lagos State is heartbreaking news that should prick the conscience of all stakeholders in Nigeria’s weakened justice system. Dele’s ordeal, which came to light after his recent release, reveals the precarious state of the justiceRead More →

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore prosecutors defended their office against criticism from the Wicomico County Sheriff and the Baltimore City Police Union following the murder of a deputy. Learn more about the 2019 Baltimore City robbery case involving Austin Davidson, the man accused of killing Wicomoco County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn HilliardRead More →

PETALING JAYA: The abolition of the mandatory death penalty is only the first step towards a general reduction in harsh sentences, the de facto justice minister has said. Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said it could be described as an overhaul of the country’s criminal justice system. HeRead More →

Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the government is considering reforming the country’s criminal justice system, which includes introducing several mechanisms, such as a pre-sentence procedure. ― Photo from Bernama file By Yiswaree Palansamy Friday, June 10, 2022 2:13 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 – The government isRead More →

MONTREAL, June 9, 2022 /CNW/ – Advancing reconciliation requires addressing both systemic racism and the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. Supporting culturally responsive, Indigenous-led, and community-focused justice services is essential to bringing about the systemic changes Canadians know are needed. Today, the Honorable David Lametti, MinisterRead More →