On policing issues, including in the Lehigh Valley, 9/20/20 episode of PBS39’s "Courageous Conversations"
While the Lehigh Valley Justice Institute is a focal point for the study of the Lehigh Valley criminal justice system, there are many fine organizations, both locally and nationally which are engaged in cutting edge research and advocacy for criminal justice and social justice reform. This page is intended to share their work, as well as the work of the Institute.
LVJI Report: Mental Health in Schools - Needs Assessment
LVJI Report: "Clogging the Courts: Effects of Marijuana Criminalization on our Local Courts Systems"
Summary of LVJI report "Unjust Outcomes in Lehigh Valley Landlord/Tenant Cases: A Comparative Report"
LVJI Report: "Unjust Outcomes in Lehigh Valley Landlord/Tenant Cases: A Comparative Report
Summary of LVJI report "Legal Landscape for Lehigh County Renters"
Legal Landscape for Lehigh County Renters - LVJI Report
Testimony at Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission in Harrisburg (YouTube)
Lehigh Valley Justice Institute Annual Report: 2021
Governmental Disclosure on Use of Force Data: Community Data Registries Promoting Transparency
Racial Violence in America: 60 years of whitewashing CNN.com
For a comprehensive list of all deaths caused by police in the United States from 2013 to the present, see Mappingpoliceviolence.org
Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day: Dean Young of the Boys & Girls Club of Easton and the Easton Area School District host a presentation by Ron Rabinovitz, lifelong friend of Jackie, and author of the book Always, Jackie.
For two recent studies on the effects of fines and court costs, from ACLU of Pennsylvania:
Imposition and Collection of Court Costs in Pennsylvania Criminal Cases
Imposition and Collection of Fines in Pennsylvania Criminal Cases
This page will be regularly updated, so please check back frequently for the latest information.