Growing Incarceration at the Douglas County Jail

At no other time in human history have more people been locked up behind bars than at this present moment.

Justice Matters seeks to reduce any unnecessary incarceration at the local level inside our jail, while expanding the opportunities for restoration in response to the harm caused by crime. One example of a community that addressed the underlying drivers that led to an overcrowded jail, consider the college town, Iowa City example: Iowa City 30-second Video

Other examples can be found:

  1. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge
  2. University of Pre-Trial
  3. Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System