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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Anti-Recidivism (ARC) - works to help with re-entry and reform of criminal justice system
From the web site: "ARC began as an annual camping trip bringing together a few dozen formerly incarcerated young people with positive mentors to offer encouragement, guidance, and resources. Today, the Coalition has grown into a support and advocacy network of more than 300 members, and hundreds of volunteer mentors and allies, committed to helping one another through reentry, and advocating for a fairer criminal justice system."

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Equal Justice Initiative - Bryan Stephenson
From the web site: "The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people." Browse the site. Learn about the issues and resources available. Get involved.

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Equal Justice USA
From the web site: "Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a national organization that works to make the criminal justice system more fair, effective, and responsive by ending the death penalty, strengthening programs that help crime survivors address trauma and rebuild their lives, promoting constructive responses to violence, and enacting common sense criminal justice reforms."

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Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
From the web site: "The Government Alliance on Race and Equity is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all."

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Hall of Justice - publicly available criminal justice datasets and research.
From the web site: "Today (2/2/2016), Sunlight is launching Hall of Justice, a robust, searchable data inventory of nearly 10,000 datasets and research documents from across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government. Hall of Justice is the culmination of 18 months of work gathering data and refining technology."

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How Matters - looking beyond US borders for solutions to poverty & racism
This article, along with others, on the How Matters web site looks at way to overcome complex problems and provides a list of recommended reading for deeper learning and engagement. The collection of articles represents an extensive reading list.

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Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center
This web site is an extensive digital library of resources focusing on a wide range of justice related issues. Primarily focuses on Chicago but the resources add value to research being done in any city.

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Invisible Institute - Citizen's Police Data Project (Chicago)
From the web site: "Invisible Institute is a journalism production company on the South Side of Chicago.
We work to enhance the capacity of citizens to hold public institutions accountable." This link points to the Chicago Police Data Project which "is a portrait of impunity backed by the police department's own data. We built CPDP so that data about police activity can be useful to the public." View the video when you go to the site.

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Measures of Justice - county-level data platform
From the web site; "Measures for Justice (MFJ) was founded in 2011 to develop a data-driven set of performance measures to assess and compare the criminal justice process from arrest to post-conviction on a county-by-county basis. The data set comprises measures that address three broad categories: Fiscal Responsibility, Fair Process, and Public Safety." The site offers extensive data for data scientists and story tellers. Take time to explore. Share with potential users.

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Organizations in US Addressing Police Accountability and Racial Justice
This map on the FundersforJustice web site shows organizations around the country who focus on this issue. The web site is described this way: "This is a virtual organizing space for funders and affinity groups to connect with each other and with the movement for racial justice and police accountability across the country. This web portal is intended to help enable philanthropy’s role in partnering with our communities to create and live in vibrant, healthy, prosperous, democratic communities."

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Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote
“The reason politicians ignore so many of the working poor is that they don’t vote,.... And the reason so many of the working poor don’t vote is that certain politicians have made sure it’s as inconvenient as possible for them.” If we're going to take power in this country away from the wealthy minority, we need to find ways to bring the masses to the voting booth.

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Race, Poverty, Police, Ferguson, MO. - reading list
in the aftermath of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO there have been countless articles written, some from a conservative perspective and some from a liberal perspective. Instead of trying to build a library of such articles on the Tutor/Mentor Connection, I'm pointing to a Wikipedia page which is building links to numerous articles written in 2014, and others written after similar high profile incidents in the past.

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Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity in Education, Economics and Our Criminal Justice System - pdf
From the web site: "This report of the Racial Equity Task Force of the American Federation of Teachers expresses our shared vision and charts a path for our union in the fight to reclaim the promise of racial equity." This report shows goals that many could share.

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Safety and Justice Challenge - Supported by MacArthur Foundation
From the web site: "The Safety and Justice Challenge is providing support to local leaders from across the country who are determined to tackle one of the greatest drivers of over-incarceration in America—the misuse and overuse of jails."

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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Clearing House Toolbox
From the web site: "The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty."

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Stop Police Crimes in Chicago & Nationally
From the web site: "The campaign for CPAC is led by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. We are organizing for a systemic change in Chicago’s racist policing system. Our overall strategy is to build a movement with the communities impacted by police crimes and get legislation passed through the City Council that will create an all elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). A council, consisting of elected community members from all of the police districts, that will be empowered to hold police accountable for the crimes they commit and to control and decide how their communities are policed.'

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The Marshall Project: Non-Profit Journalism about Criminal Justice
From the web site: "Since 2014, The Marshall Project has been curating some of the best criminal justice reporting from around the web. In these records you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation. The Marshall Project does not endorse the viewpoints or vouch for the accuracy of reports other than its own."

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Transform HARM - resource hub for ending violence in Chicago
From the web site: "TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. The site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more."

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Youth Outreach Services (YOU) - Juvenile Justice Services
YOU serves youth and families on Chicago's West side. Visit their web site to learn about their juvenile justice and prevention programs and how they partner with schools and educators, coalitions, community-based organizations and social service agencies.

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Juvenile Justice Initiative of Illinois
MISSION:  The Juvenile Justice Initiative is a statewide advocacy coalition to transform the juvenile justice system.   The JJI advocates to reduce reliance on detention, to enhance fairness for all youth and to develop adequate community based resources throughout the state.   The JJI is a response to the significant changes in the juvenile justice system in Illinois and across the country. Although the number of crimes committed by juveniles is decreasing, the number of youths in custody is increasing. The Juvenile Justice Initiative works to inform and educate policy makers, the media, and the general public about the alarming increase in number of juveniles held in custody, about the disparate number of minority youth in custody, and about the lack of adequate community based alternatives to detention.
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A discussion of Corruption - Poverty to Power blog
This blog article and the comments section is a rich resource for research on corruption in many countries.

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Advancement Project
From the web site: "Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change."

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An Explanation of Justice Mapping: Three Examples (pdf)
The vast majority of incarcerated people comes from and returns in concentration to a small set of inner-city neighborhoods. This PDF shows how this can be mapped, using three cities as examples.

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Center for Human Rights and Global Justice | NYU School of Law
From the web site: "The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice was established in 2002 to bring together and expand the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within New York University School of Law on issues of international human rights law." Browse the site to learn what resources are available.

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Center on Race and Social Problems - U. Pittsburgh
From the web site: "The mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) is to conduct applied social science research on race, color, ethnicity and their influence on the quality of life for all Americans."

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