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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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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 …

April 8, 2022

Buffalo News: "Agreement on bail reform will give judges ability to consider danger a defendant poses"

By: Maki Becker | April 8, 2022 The debate over bail reform has been one of the most contentious elements of Gov. Kathy Hochul's first budget negotiations as the state's top leader. Amid a jump in gun violence in cities from Buffalo to New York City, she sought to retool the landmark …

March 30, 2022

WBFO: "Gramaglia laments bail reforms following car chase, shootout"

By: Thomas O'Neil-White | March 30, 2022 Following Tuesday night’s car chase, during which four people, including three police officers, were shot, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia rebuked bail reforms, saying it allows dangerous people out of jail and back out on the …

February 3, 2022

WBEN: "Lawmakers weigh-in on call for community benefits agreement in new stadium deal"

By: Tom Puckett| February 3, 2022 When a deal on a new lease for the Buffalo Bills and new stadium is finally reached and announced, it will eventually make its way to the desks of Erie County and New York State lawmakers for review and approval. Without the details being yet known, some area …

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No Reform Rollbacks (Virtual) Press ConferenceMarch 28, 2022, 10-10:45 am

Tanvier Peart

The Partnership for the Public Good will join Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, NYCLU, #HALTsolitary Campaign, and others on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for a virtual press conference ahead of New York State's April 1 budget deadline in opposition to Governor Hochul's proposed reform rollbacks. …

No Reform Rollbacks (Virtual) Press ConferenceMarch 28, 2022, 10-10:45 am

Tanvier Peart

The Partnership for the Public Good will join Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, NYCLU, #HALTsolitary Campaign, and others on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for a virtual press conference ahead of New York State's April 1 budget deadline in opposition to Governor Hochul's proposed reform rollbacks. …

No Reform Rollbacks (Virtual) Press ConferenceMarch 28, 2022, 10-10:45 am

Tanvier Peart

The Partnership for the Public Good will join Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, NYCLU, #HALTsolitary Campaign, and others on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for a virtual press conference ahead of New York State's April 1 budget deadline in opposition to Governor Hochul's proposed reform rollbacks. …

No Reform Rollbacks (Virtual) Press ConferenceMarch 28, 2022, 10-10:45 am

Tanvier Peart

The Partnership for the Public Good will join Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, NYCLU, #HALTsolitary Campaign, and others on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for a virtual press conference ahead of New York State's April 1 budget deadline in opposition to Governor Hochul's proposed reform rollbacks. …

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