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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 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 …

May 11, 2022

WGRZ: "Buffalo neighbors criticize aspects of Mayor's proposed budget"

By: Rob Hackford | May 11, 2022 A line of Buffalo neighbors shared their criticisms of Mayor Byron Brown's proposed budget Tuesday evening, during a public hearing held by the Common Council. Four budget items garnered the most attention, the Mayor's 4% property tax and garbage fee increase, …

April 24, 2022

Buffalo News: "More than 225 Western New York cops have been suspended or fired since 2017"

By: Charlie Specht | April 24, 2022 More than 225 police officers and jail guards in Western New York have been suspended, fired or resigned while facing allegations of misconduct in the last five years. A Buffalo News investigation of more than 1,300 police records that until recently were …

April 9, 2022

WBFO: "Local criminal justice reformer calls foul on bail reform rollbacks"

Gov. Kathy Hochul is rolling back criminal justice reform laws that have been on the books since January 2020 specifically giving judges more discretion in setting bail for defendants. Reform advocates like Partnership for the Public Good Policy Agenda Director Tanvier Peart are calling foul on the …

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#HALTsolitary Western New York: Jerome Wright and Steve Hart on The Public GoodAugust 16, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re featuring Jerome Wright and Steve Hart with the Western New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement and the #HALTsolitary Campaign. They’ll be discussing the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (“HALT”) Solitary …

#HALTsolitary Western New York: Jerome Wright and Steve Hart on The Public GoodAugust 16, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re featuring Jerome Wright and Steve Hart with the Western New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement and the #HALTsolitary Campaign. They’ll be discussing the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (“HALT”) Solitary …

Clean Slate: NYS Assembly Members Jon Rivera and Catalina Cruz on The Public GoodJuly 26, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we're talking with New York State Assembly Member Jon Rivera (representing Assembly District 149) and Assembly Member Catalina Cruz (representing Assembly District 39). Assembly Member Cruz is the primary Assembly sponsor of Clean Slate (A6399B).  Those …

Justice for Migrant Families: Jennifer Connor and Esther Saidat on The Public GoodJune 28, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Jennifer Connor, Executive Director of Justice for Migrant Families, along with Esther Saidat, JFMF Board Member. Justice for Migrant Families is a nonprofit that promotes justice for migrant families by providing support to …

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