Biden wants to “reinvigorate” funding for the COPS office.

The COPS office produced some of the best publications in policing. There was a time that every month there was an exciting publication released by the COPS office. You could even receive a hard copy of the publication. With the right leadership and if it returns to producing material that is beneficial to policing the COPS office can return as a great resource.

He wants to give yet more money to a federal office that has helped facilitate abuses in policing.
— Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/biden-cops-office-funding-police-history.html

Is it time to decriminalize prostitution? – Big Think

Today, prostitution is illegal in the majority of the United States, but the New York State Senate has two bills looking to decriminalize prostitution throughout the state. One bill would decriminalize selling sex while maintaining punitive measures on buying or promoting sex. The other would decriminalize the entire sex trade.
— Read on bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/decriminalization-of-prostitution

Policing by the Numbers – Assessing the Evidence

These statistics could be used as benchmarks comparing across police departments.

This series of charts from CCJ’s Task Force on Policing is intended to inform debates about the future of policing in America. It paints a statistical portrait of trends in key areas, ranging from the size and makeup of the nation’s police agencies to spending, reported crime and victimization rates, people killed by police and officers killed in the line of duty, and public perceptions of and trust in law enforcement.
— Read on counciloncj.foleon.com/policing/assessing-the-evidence/policing-by-the-numbers/

A Growing Number of State Courts Are Confronting Unconscious Racism In Jury Selection

When lawyers in Cedric Hobbs Jr.’s 2014 death penalty trial in Cumberland County, North Carolina, began picking a jury, the pool was 50 percent black. By the time the trial began, there were only two black people on the jury. When the defense accused prosecutors of racial discrimination in the selection process, they acted indignant. “Somehow we’re just racists in this county,” one told the judge.

See more HERE

Juvenile Data – Juvenile Placement

This is an excellent resource for Juvenile Data.  There are an assortment of statistical tools available on the website.

“EZACJRP was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national data on the characteristics of youth held in residential placement facilities, including detailed information about the youth’s age, sex, race/ethnicity, placement status, length of stay, and most serious offense”.

Access the Website HERE

Research Aims to Illuminate the Impact of New York’s Sweeping Bail Reform | Arnold Ventures

I hope there is some serious research following these changes. Most of these reforms are counterintuitive any will be worse to victims of crime.

Arnold Ventures is committing $5.5 million to help four expert organizations — CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), the Vera Institute of Justice, the Data Collaborative for Justice (DCJ), and the New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) — document how statewide changes to the criminal justice system are implemented amid a challenging landscape.
— Read on www.arnoldventures.org/stories/as-new-york-enacts-sweeping-bail-reform-arnold-ventures-is-supporting-a-5-5-million-research-and-implementation-initiative