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Seventh Report Released in the ODonnell Consent Decree Monitorship

Latest Houston Bail Monitor Report Shows Overall Decline in Misdemeanor Arrests with No Negative Effect on Public Safety Houston, TX — On Sunday, the independent monitors overseeing Harris County’s historic bail reform agreement filed their seventh report describing their work and findings with the federal court, noting that bail reforms under the ODonnell Consent Decree […]

Evaluation of Durham’s ShotSpotter Installation

ShotSpotter evaluation shows increased gunshot notifications, quicker police response times, and more arrests, but questions of accuracy and impact remain, and many focus group participants expressed skepticism ShotSpotter more than doubled gunshot notifications in the Durham pilot area and led to a 1.2-minute reduction in median police response time, researchers were unable to draw conclusions […]

Medicaid Enrollment and Resource Fair

Medicaid has expanded in North Carolina and you may qualify now! Join the Wilson Center, LegalAid of NC, OurJourney, and partners across the Triangle for help enrolling, learn about other resources, and sign up for raffled prizes! Get help with: Medicaid Enrollment Housing STI Testing Employment Reentry Resources Substance Use Treatment And more! Note: Spanish […]

Wilson Center Makes Recommendations to Improve Housing Access

Finding Home: Removing Barriers to Housing for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Over half a million people in the United States are unhoused, and the rate of homelessness among formerly incarcerated individuals is ten times higher than that of the general population, with justice-impacted Black people being 50% more likely to be unhoused than justice-impacted white people. […]

Durham Events Spotlight Stories from the Criminal Legal System

Durham Events Spotlight Stories from the Criminal Legal System DURHAM, N.C. — April has been proclaimed Second Chance Month in North Carolina, Durham County and nationally. Each year, Second Chance Month highlights the importance — to individuals and communities — of helping people successfully return from incarceration. Members of the public and press are invited […]