• Need-to-Know News: April 6, 2012

    April 06, 2012

    Updates from Us

    • As we noted earlier this week in our action alert, we're working with other national advocacy groups on a letter urging Congress to provide funds for the Second Chance Act, which provides critical support to improve the coordination of reentry services and policies at the state, tribal, and local levels. Follow this link for the full alert.

    Headlines on Our Issues

    National

    • Convening 18 of the leading U.S. scholars in criminal justice policy, a two-year, $1.5 million project of the National Research Council will examine the causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration.
    • In related news, nearly half of Americans believe there are too many incarcerated people in the U.S., according to a survey by the Pew Center on the States.
    • More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or referred to law enforcement are black or Latino, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection, disproportionately funneling them into the criminal justice system.
    • The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look back this week at the long way HIV/AIDS treatment has come since the disease first appeared in the 1980s.
    • A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a treatment window for HIV-positive children infected at birth.

    From Our Partners

    • The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law is holding its fourth annual conference, "New Frontiers in Race and Criminal Justice," on April 17 at the New York University School of Law. Use this link to find out more or to RSVP.
    • The College and Community Fellowship is holding its first job fair on April 18 in Manhattan. Follow this link to see the flier for the event.