Real Criminal Justice Reform

Catching up with Robert Rooks, CEO of Michael Rubin and Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance, on its new campaign to take on our broken parole and probation system

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: The Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable

Well before this summer’s racial awakening, civic leaders in Buffalo came together to not only talk about race, but work on real systemic change. Is it a model for other cities?

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Art for Social Justice

“Points of Connection”—a collection of 10 portraits by the DA’s first-ever artist-in-residence—offers a moving look at the people impacted by, and impacting, our justice system

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Business For Good: SustainVC

The Radnor-based firm invests in companies that address inequity, like Reconnect, whose interview with Rayshard Brooks was released just after his death at the hands of Atlanta police

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Week: Kenneth Walker Jr.

The North Philly native turned a former campaign office into The Unity Center, a twice-weekly food distribution site whose clients have tripled since Covid-19

By Jason Peters

Business for Good: Grant Blvd.

The fashion company, founded by a high school teacher, doesn’t just make clothes. It models the way forward

By Jessica Blatt Press

Taking on recidivism

AG Josh Shapiro is determined to make it easier for returning citizens to adjust to life after prison. Just don’t call him soft on crime.

By Larry Platt

We’re Number One!

Philly leads the nation in a dubious category: juvenile life without parole. Does it need to be this way?

By David A. Love