November 8, 2017 Announcement, News

Criminal Justice Policy Program Releases Report on Pretrial Reform in California

California Pretrial Reform: The Next Step in Realignment argues that the time for pretrial reform in California is now. The report describes California’s current pretrial system and notes that a majority of jail beds in California are filled by people either awaiting trial or sentencing—many of whom remain in jail simply because they cannot afford bail.

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October 24, 2017 Announcement

The Criminal Justice Policy Program is Hiring Fellows

The Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School is hiring two recent law school graduates for a yearlong fellowship starting in August 2018.

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October 11, 2017 News

A New Vision for the 21st Century Prosecutor: Reflections of Newly Elected Prosecutive Leaders

On September 25, 2017, CJPP and Fair and Just Prosectuion (FJP) hosted "A New Vision for the 21st Century Prosecutor" at Harvard Law School. Elected prosecutive leaders spoke at HLS with the next generation of lawyers about new paradigms in prosecution and the importance of prosecutors in bringing about systemic change.

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October 10, 2017 News

The Criminal Justice Policy Program and Human Rights Watch Submit Testimony to the UNSR on Criminalization of Poverty in the United States

The Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School (CJPP) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) submitted testimony to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in advance of his visit to the United States this December.

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August 1, 2017 Announcement

CJPP is Hiring Research Assistants

The Criminal Justice Policy Program is hiring paid research assistants for the Fall 2017. The RAs will support work relating to CJPP’s National Criminal Justice Debt Initiative, a major multiyear project to reform harmful and unjust practices for imposing fees and fines in criminal cases.

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