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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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February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 15, 2019

Spectrum News: "Buffalo To Stop Enforcement of Most Marijuana Offenses"

"It's not making our community safer, it's an extra strain of the resources of the police and of the corrections department, and what we should really be focusing on is building healthier and safer communities," O'Suilleabhain said. O'Suilleabhain published a report on marijuana arrests …

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 …

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Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts the PoorApril 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

Western New York Law Center

Do you receive excessive traffic tickets?Have you ever had your driver's license suspended? Have you ever had to post bail that you could not afford to pay? Too often, cities like Buffalo look to fund government functions by relying on revenue generated from criminal justice debt, a burden that …

Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts the PoorApril 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

Western New York Law Center

Do you receive excessive traffic tickets?Have you ever had your driver's license suspended? Have you ever had to post bail that you could not afford to pay? Too often, cities like Buffalo look to fund government functions by relying on revenue generated from criminal justice debt, a burden that …

Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts the PoorApril 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

Western New York Law Center

Do you receive excessive traffic tickets?Have you ever had your driver's license suspended? Have you ever had to post bail that you could not afford to pay? Too often, cities like Buffalo look to fund government functions by relying on revenue generated from criminal justice debt, a burden that …

Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts the PoorApril 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

Western New York Law Center

Do you receive excessive traffic tickets?Have you ever had your driver's license suspended? Have you ever had to post bail that you could not afford to pay? Too often, cities like Buffalo look to fund government functions by relying on revenue generated from criminal justice debt, a burden that …

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