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Most of the serious crime in the region is committed against people living in concentrated poverty. The most effective crime-prevention strategy is an anti-poverty strategy. We also need a major new emphasis on community policing, rehabilitation, reentry, restorative justice, and juvenile diversion programs to reduce the rate of recidivism and offer pathways of hope.

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October 10, 2022

Buffalo Joins Families and Advocates Across New York to Call on Hochul to End Abusive DOCCS Package Band

Six rallies took place across the state in response to a prison directive that overburdens families of incarcerated people. On September 27, 2022, Free the People WNY and the Partnership for the Public Good gathered with the families of incarcerated people, organizers, and advocates in …

October 6, 2022

Townhall Remembers Daniel Prude On His Birthday

Community members gathered on September 20th to remember Daniel Prude on what would have been his 44th birthday. Prude was killed by Rochester police while experiencing a mental health crisis in 2020. The Buffalo gathering was one of four across the state honoring Prude's memory and calling …

May 19, 2022

WKBW: "Community members call for executive order to halt Buffalo City budget vote"

By: Pheben Kassahun | May 19, 2022 With Saturday's events still so fresh in people's minds, some people want city leaders in Buffalo to pause plans to advance the Mayor's budget proposal. Thursday's gloomy day accurately depicts how the greater Buffalo community is feeling, as members mourn the …

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Jail Staffing: Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez on The Public GoodOctober 11, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we're replaying an episode from last month on county jail staffing. We’re joined by UB law professor emeritus and activist Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez, a public defender with Legal Aid. Our discussion will focus on Erie County jail staffing, a hot button …

Jail Staffing: Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez on The Public GoodOctober 11, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we're replaying an episode from last month on county jail staffing. We’re joined by UB law professor emeritus and activist Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez, a public defender with Legal Aid. Our discussion will focus on Erie County jail staffing, a hot button …

Jail Staffing: Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez on The Public GoodSeptember 27, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we’re joined by UB law professor emeritus and activist Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez, a public defender with Legal Aid. Our discussion will focus on Erie County jail staffing, a hot button issue over the past few months with many jail deputies and …

Jail Staffing: Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez on The Public GoodSeptember 27, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we’re joined by UB law professor emeritus and activist Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez, a public defender with Legal Aid. Our discussion will focus on Erie County jail staffing, a hot button issue over the past few months with many jail deputies and …

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