UNDEREXAMINED AND OVERLOOKED “I’d been to rural jurisdictions and worked in a rural prison. But rural justice challenges seemed like brutal realities, not policy-driven injustices. One day in rural Louisiana, I learned that I was wrong,” writes law professor Pamela Metzger. – American Bar Association Journal
STAR CRIMINAL JUSTICE America’s small, tribal, and rural (STAR) communities have yet to find their place in the national conversation about criminal justice reform. As a thought leader in the STAR criminal justice arena, the Deason Center is building infrastructure to support data-driven, community-informed criminal justice systems.
Stats. Stories. Change.
The Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center is a nonpartisan center for research and advocacy that combines data-driven research and compelling stories to advocate for innovative criminal justice reform.