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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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May 7, 2018

Advocates call for Buffalo police to tighten body-worn camera policy

By Aaron Besecker | Published Sun, May 6, 2018 As the Buffalo Police Department gets closer to equipping officers with body-worn cameras, a local advocacy group and think tank has urged the department to engage the community before finalizing its internal policy surrounding body-camera use.

April 27, 2018

Advocates call for bail reform after report shows cash bail used in more than half of cases

Published on WIVB.com4 By: Ali Ingersoll Updated: Apr 26, 2018 06:22 PM EDT

April 27, 2018

Group calls for end of cash bail in some cases; DA Flynn is listening

By Maki Becker | Published in The Buffalo News, April 26, 2018 | Updated April 26, 2018 Judges impose money bail too often in Buffalo and the use of cash bail unfairly affects poor defendants who end up spending more time in jail simply they cannot afford to pay up, according to a new study by the …

March 9, 2018

New Advisory Body Will Bring Community Recommendations on Police Oversight

Following advocacy by the Open Buffalo Justice and Opportunity Coalition and Partnership for the Public Good, the Buffalo Common Council has created a Community Advisory Body on Police Oversight, as reported in the Buffalo News this week.

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Make Marijuana the Lowest Level Law Enforcement Priority: India Walton on The Public GoodMay 1, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from India Walton discussing marijuana enforcement in the City of Buffalo. Listen in, then to learn more visit the Justice and opportunity Facebook page here.  The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, …

Solitary Confinement in Erie County: Jerome Wright on The Public GoodMarch 6, 2018, 7-7:30 pm


Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Jerome Wright discussing Solitary Confinement in Erie County. Listen in, then to learn more visit the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement website here and Facebook page here.  The show will air live on Power …

#FreeNewYork Town HallFebruary 15, 2018, 5:30-8 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Voice Buffalo, Open Buffalo, Citizen Action, PUSH Buffalo, JLUSA, Prisoners are People Too

Learn and share about the painful impact of our jails and the policies that drive incarceration in Erie county!

2018 PPG Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 12, 2018, 2-4 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium (1324 Jefferson Ave) at 2pm.

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