Criminal Justice Reform

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Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative

Virginia spends over a billion tax dollars each year to lock-up more than 37,000 people in state prisons.  Almost as many end up in local and regional jails.  

In Richmond, a team of young volunteers set out to change that situation. 

One of the big disappointments for many criminal justice advocates in this year’s General Assembly session was a failure to ditch mandatory minimums.

Lawmakers are ending the General Assembly session with a major compromise on expungement.

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Lawmakers are taking action to change how the cash bail system works.