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The role of faith and service in criminal justice reform

The role of faith and service in criminal justice reform

Advocates for criminal justice reform now count among their ranks a very diverse group of leaders. Decision-makers from the political left, right, and center agree we need to revisit a host of issues that continue to trouble the criminal justice system. These include dramatic increases in drug use among teens, prison overcrowding, high recidivism rates and violent crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago.

These and other crime problems are exacerbated by shrinking budgets. But recent research is providing evidence of several cost-effective approaches to criminal justice issues that should be given serious consideration by policy-makers.

We know adolescent addiction is a...

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