Portfolio of Demonstration Projects, Research, and Technical Assistance Semi-Annual Report (January 1995)


This portfolio details Vera's work in the last six months of 1994. During this period Vera build a crime mapping tool for the NYPD, began examinining the impact of the nation's extraordinarily high level of incarceration on the communities from which the prisoners come from and return to, and launched a New York County project analyzing new ways that lawyers are assigned to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. Portfolio subjects include the Neighborhood Work and Vocational Development projects, Job Path, The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Project Development and Exploratory Research, Community Policing, Sentencing Reform, and Courts and the Adversary System.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021