Americans' quest for "a more perfect union" starts with safe, healthy communities. Developing policies that are firmly grounded in facts and research is critical to building a vibrant civic life. Strong communities also require an understanding of our country’s history and immigration trends, participation in arts and culture, and concern for those who need a helping hand. These endeavors—all part of Pew’s mission—shape our national character, bring us together as a people, and help assure that our communities thrive.
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Judges sit at a critical juncture in the juvenile justice system, determining the most appropriate sanctions and services for young offenders. However, judges often lack viable options to hold these offenders accountable and ensure they receive the interventions they need to get back on track with their families, schools, and communities. Read More
The number of state prison inmates is expected to rise 3 percent by 2018, according to projections collected from 34 states by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More