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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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November 30, 2018

Buffalo News: “Community policing project takes hold on East Side and in Police Department”

“There are other ways to look at whether community policing is having an effect, ‘although some initiatives may take time before they bear fruit,’ said Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good. They include looking at the number of officers …

November 5, 2018

Buffalo Law Journal News: "Report prompts Erie County attorneys to push for bail reform"

"Backed by the findings of a report on how judges in Erie County issue bail, attorneys and a local legislator are pushing for change. “It’s in everybody’s best interest to reduce the incarcerated population as much as we can,” said Kevin Stadelmaier, chief attorney at …

July 23, 2018

Press Statement: Directly impacted communities, grassroots organizations & the #FREEnewyork campaign call on the Erie County Legislature and New York State to end the jail crisis

On July 19, 2018 the New York State Commission of Correction’s Medical Review Board found that India Cumming’s death in the Erie County Holding Center “should be ruled as a homicide due to medical neglect” in a report issued on June 26 and made public by the Buffalo News on …

July 23, 2018

WBFO News: “Bail taking a toll on low-income families”

In New York State there’s a daily average of 25,000 people in jails. In Erie County there’s about 1,200 and about two-thirds are being detained pretrial because they can’t post bail. The Partnership for the Public good examined the issue. They recently sat in on more than 200 City …

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2019 Community Agenda Preview: India Walton and Jessica Gilbert on The Public GoodJanuary 15, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from India Walton, Community Organizer at Open Buffalo and Jessica Gilbert, a Research Associate at PPG as they preview a few issues voted on to the 2019 Community Agenda by our partners. Learn more at the rollout event this Friday. Listen, and then …

Working With the MediaNovember 19, 2018, 12-1:30 pm

Marsha McLeod, Aaron Lowinger, Mark Sommer

Learn to effectively engage the media by building relationships and crafting your message. If you want to get media coverage for your organization or campaign, it’s essential you’re seen and heard in the media on a regular basis. Journalists are constantly looking for interesting …

Anti Gentrification Month and Summit: OUR CITY Coalition on The Public GoodNovember 13, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar from the OUR CITY Coalition. She will discussing the OUR CITY Coalition and its nine main areas that include affordable housing, community policing, immigration, public education, transportation, frontline arts, food …

Solitary Confinement Reform: Jerome Wright on The Public GoodOctober 23, 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 96.5 …

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