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"You think you're home and you're free, but you're not."Read Judith's Story
Probation and parole systems were meant to hold people accountable and redirect back to work, school, and community — a second chance. Instead, they are a web of confusing, ineffective rules that keep people trapped in a pipeline back to prison, excluded from wellness and economic stability.
And we all pay the price.
On any given day, approx. 95,000 people are incarcerated for a technical violation.
Supervision violations cost states more than $9 Billion a year.
REFORM Alliance aims to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing.
We want to replace America’s justice system with a restorative system that is fair, accountable and invested in rehabilitation, support and wellbeing. We want people to re-enter society with dignity and access to opportunity, so families and communities are safer and stronger.See Our Work
We highlight and advance solutions that are rooted in people’s real experience–solutions that increase community stability and public safety for all. To that end, we elevate the voices of people who have been on probation and parole, as well as their families, because people who have been affected by the system understand what needs to change.
The policies we champion are focused on improving probation and parole practices and moving people from supervision to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
We support community investments that address underlying causes of crime and promote economic empowerment. Every dollar spent on excessive and unhelpful supervision is a dollar that could be toward real public safety solutions.