Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: April 2019


FPWA Task Force to Work with City Officials to Adopt Programs and Policies to Interrupt the Pipeline and Better Assist Justice-Involved Individuals and Families

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Report shows that low-income people are the ones who end up in the criminal justice system

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If you are poor in New York City – especially if you are a low-income person of color – there’s an increased likelihood that you will be drawn into the criminal justice system. And once justice-involved, climbing out of poverty becomes harder. A mechanism is already in place, however, that can help interrupt this pipeline –human service organizations. The new report outlines steps New York City must take to address the cycle of poverty and criminalization of low-income New Yorkers and the critical role that those organizations already providing services to these individuals, families and communities could play.

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