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Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform seeks to support the creation of a humane, egalitarian justice system by using the following strategies:

Use of isolation in juvenile detention centers

Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform (PfCJR) CORE ISSUE:  Juvenile justice reform to identify and divert at-risk youth. Isolation in juvenile detention centers persists despite ample …

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For Police, A Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness

PfCJR CORE ISSUE:  Decriminalization of mental health and addictive disorders.  As reported by the New York Times online. PORTLAND, Ore. — The 911 caller had …

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Three state juvenile lockups selected to participate in a national project designed to improve conditions

From Three state juvenile lockups that have been plagued by training and operational problems as officials struggled to deal with a more violent population …

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