New on our blog: Senator @CoryBooker and justice experts discuss the path to reform at Vera event - http://t.co/Lj1RKUjsJC
Mar 30
Vera's David Cloud: even if solitary is humane, “people are still going to lose their minds and hurt themselves." http://t.co/D1KHpkRx4f
Mar 30
Our latest blog w/@WNYC explores the role of research in shaping behavioral health reform efforts http://t.co/YtYo1HxJjy
Mar 27

As violent crime rates continue to decline nationally, they have remained comparatively high in Chicago. Overall, reductions in violent crime in Chicago have been modest—dropping 9 percent from 2009 to 2010. That’s why the city’s recent 32 percent drop in homicide rates caught the national media’s attention in June.

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By Timour Lalanne, intern, Vera’s Washington, DC office.

Increasingly, public discussion about policy intersects with questions of public health—whether the social and economic costs of obesity, the inequalities in the nation’s health care services, or the high rates of suicide among veterans. A recent public health briefing on Capitol Hill offered some promising recommendations for policy changes that could close the care gap as well as an assessment of existing challenges.

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This week, the New York State court system was selected by the National Guardianship Network (NGN) to receive one of four state court incentive and technical assistance grants to create innovative, consensus-driven Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS).

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