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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 21, 2021

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: 'Clean Slate' law would help the once-incarcerated and their communities"

By: Tanvier Peart and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin | There is no legitimate reason to keep people in limbo when we know that automatic expungement has been proven to work. 

May 11, 2021

Buffalo Advocates Lead Charge During Statewide Town Hall to End Perpetual Punishment & the War on Drugs

On May 10, advocates, organizers, and the directly impacted gathered across the state to call on state legislators to pass three critical bills to end perpetual punishment and the War on Drugs that fuel mass incarceration.

April 4, 2021

Buffalo News: "With repeal of decades-old marijuana laws, police learn new rules to enforce and abide by"

By Maki Becker | April 4, 2021 Just a few hours after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act on Thursday, an email went out to every Buffalo police officer. "Legal update: Repeal of cannabis law," was the title of the memo. The legalization of adult use of …

March 26, 2021

Spectrum News: "Residents, Social Justice Groups Say BPD Reforms Need to Go Further"

March 26, 2021 ​Buffalonians are speaking out against what they’re calling a flawed police reform process. People across the city gave their opinions on Mayor Byron Brown’s recent recommendations to improve the Buffalo Police Department.

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Clean Slate/Syringe Decrim Town HallMay 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Clean Slate Campaign, Evergreen Health, Partnership for the Public Good, Center for Community Alternatives, Free the People WNY, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Learn more about the fight for automatic expungement through the Clean Slate Act (S1553A/A6399), and decriminalizing syringes (S2523/A868) and buprenorphine (S2524/A612) during the statewide (virtual) town hall.

Clean Slate/Syringe Decrim Town HallMay 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Clean Slate Campaign, Evergreen Health, Partnership for the Public Good, Center for Community Alternatives, Free the People WNY, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Learn more about the fight for automatic expungement through the Clean Slate Act (S1553A/A6399), and decriminalizing syringes (S2523/A868) and buprenorphine (S2524/A612) during the statewide (virtual) town hall.

Clean Slate/Syringe Decrim Town HallMay 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Clean Slate Campaign, Evergreen Health, Partnership for the Public Good, Center for Community Alternatives, Free the People WNY, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Learn more about the fight for automatic expungement through the Clean Slate Act (S1553A/A6399), and decriminalizing syringes (S2523/A868) and buprenorphine (S2524/A612) during the statewide (virtual) town hall.

Clean Slate/Syringe Decrim Town HallMay 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Clean Slate Campaign, Evergreen Health, Partnership for the Public Good, Center for Community Alternatives, Free the People WNY, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Learn more about the fight for automatic expungement through the Clean Slate Act (S1553A/A6399), and decriminalizing syringes (S2523/A868) and buprenorphine (S2524/A612) during the statewide (virtual) town hall.

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