Pardons Give Second Chances To Ex-Offenders

New York has begun pardoning young adults convicted of non-violent crimes as teenagers through a program that could help up to 10,000 people.  From derailing college plans to preventing employment, criminal convictions can be deeply, permanently damaging.  Read Eduardo's story and then take our quick quiz on Police Searches and Conversations at http://whattheydontteach.info/quizzes/police-interactions/ Read article 

The Police Need to Understand Autism

Many police officers need training on recognizing and effectively interacting with people who have developmental and other disabilities. Individuals with disabilities make up a third to a half of all people killed by the police. We, as a society, must stop using the police as a substitute for our failing disability services system. Download Article

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