criminal justice reform

Dr. Joan Duvall Flynn at the announcement that Delaware County is creating a criminal justice reform task force
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Jim Melwert
June 16, 2020 - 5:54 pm
The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office is teaming up with County Council to form a task force aimed at criminal justice reform. Read more here.
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Montco advocates of fired public defenders
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Jim Melwert
March 05, 2020 - 4:19 pm
One week after the top two lawyers in the Montgomery County Public Defenders’ Office were fired, more than 100 people rallied on the courthouse steps while dozens of others waited hours to address county commissioners. Read more here.
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Montgomery county courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
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Jim Melwert
March 05, 2020 - 9:07 am
One week after the top two lawyers in the Montgomery County public defenders’ office were fired, several groups are planning a rally in their support on the courthouse steps. Read more here.
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Benjamin Lerner.
Courtesy of Benjamin Lerner
Pat Loeb
January 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
When Benjamin Lerner became Philadelphia's chief public defender in 1975, he faced a stacked deck. Most Common Pleas judges were former assistant district attorneys or leaned heavily toward the prosecution. Read more here.
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From left: Republican State House Marjority Leader Bryan Cutler and Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
December 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle Monday announced the creation of a task force to recommend reforms of the juvenile justice system a little less than a year from now. Read more here.
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Voting booths
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Andrew Kramer
November 25, 2019 - 5:11 pm
New Jerseyans who are on parole or probation would have their right to vote restored under a bill working through the Legislature. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy announces recommendations from the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission in Trenton on November 14, 2019.
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David Madden
November 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm
Leaders in Trenton vow to use the lame duck session of the New Jersey legislature to adopt many of the criminal justice reform suggestions made by a blue-ribbon panel.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 06, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Hours after landslide election victories, Philadelphia's elected officials gave a clear indication of their priority for the next term, announcing that they are putting an additional $4 million into violence-prevention programs.
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Hundreds packed into the Bonnell Auditorium at Community College of Philadelphia Monday night for a forum on what the city needs in its next top cop.
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Cherri Gregg
October 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
Hundreds packed into the Bonnell Auditorium at Community College of Philadelphia Monday night for a forum on what the city needs in its next top cop.
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City Rep. Sheila Hess speaks at a B.PHL event at Entercom, KYW Newsradio's parent company.
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Pat Loeb
October 15, 2019 - 3:21 pm
A three-day festival to highlight Philadelphia's contribution to the innovation economy kicked off Tuesday morning, and the first topic was criminal justice reform.
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