Rethinking Jails

The Overuse of Jails Hurts our Communities.

We need solutions to start where incarceration starts: in our nation’s jails.


APA is one of the strategic allies supporting the Safety + Justice Challenge (SJC) through its Exploring Innovations with APA project. APA provides technical assistance and resources to the SJCe sites to assist them with implementing and sustaining their evidence-based programs. The SJC sites and strategic allies participate in Leadership Institutes hosted by APA where the sites and allies learn from each other and successful peers in the field about how to overcome the challenges of ensuring the safety of the community is met using means that offer justice to the system participants and the community. APA has produced a multitude of published reports, webinars, and other resources which highlight some of those innovative diversion and alternative sentencing methods, as well as some of the structural and cultural realities of implementing these programs.



APA is also available to provide assistance and resources for other innovative prosecutor led diversion and alternative sentencing projects.

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Explore the latest Exploring Innovations  Newsletter and other Publications for information on the Challenge, the program and the sites.

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