Criminal Justice Take Action

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 18, 2017

People Power: Joining Forces to Address Gentrification in Buffalo

“Gentrification is a profit-driven race and class remake of urban, working class communities of color that have suffered from a history of disinvestment and abandonment,” said Dawn Philips, Executive Director of Right to the City Alliance at the Anti-Gentrification Summit convened in …

September 27, 2017

Read Our New Policy Brief: "Better Policing for the City of Buffalo"

Our latest policy brief, "Better Policing for the City of Buffalo: Toward Community, Transparency, and Justice," recommends that the Buffalo Police Department expand its community policing efforts through culture change and incentives, a diversified police force, increased training, improved …

August 9, 2017

Community Police Officers Hold Meetings

Do you know your Community Police Officers? Each district in Buffalo has two officers whose job it is to get to know the community, and every month they hold public meetings where you can voice your concern, ideas, or just get to know them! Hope to see you there!

August 9, 2017

WNYCAIC Seeking Part-time Staff

The Buffalo/WNY chapter of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (http://nycaic.org) is seeking a part-time staff person for Sep 2017 – May 2018. Funding is assured, for this period, for one position of approximately 12 hours per week.

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