We all lose when we lock people away. We call for a transformation of our current criminal legal system, which today is used principally as an instrument of retribution — a policy contrary to our Quaker beliefs.
Invest in Violence Interrupters
A new solution, one led by communities, offers a way forward: violence interrupter programs. Violence interrupters mitigate violence before it happens, eliminating the need for police intervention.
Violence interrupters offer a community-based approach to reducing communal and interpersonal violence that treats violence as a public health problem.
FCNL's Work on Policing
America needs police reform now. Here are the opportunities we see for Congress in 2022.
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Moral and Practical Reasons to End the Death Penalty
Executing criminals does not address the roots of violence in our society. It has not been shown to effectively deter crime. It does not restore lives destroyed by acts of violence.
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