Criminal Justice Reform - News

The system of money bail in California is profoundly and profanely unjust, especially for poor people and communities of color. Our Jewish tradition calls on us to challenge injustice wherever it...

Bend the Arc leaders in California have been working tirelessly as part of a growing movement to reform the state’s broken criminal justice system. Following breakthroughs in recent elections, we...

As the youngest child in my family, I felt like older people weren’t interested in listening to me. When I did speak up, I was often dismissed – what do you...

“I think a chord has been struck,” said Susan Lubeck, the director of the San Francisco office of Bend the Arc, an organization that mobilizes American Jews...

A leader of criminal justice reform efforts in the Bay Area, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum went to Capitol Hill to advocate for humane sentencing reform and in the process delivered a stirring message on...

Bay Area leaders swayed two California Assembly Members to vote YES on a key progressive law.

Voters in California passed a landmark reform to the state’s broken criminal justice system. Bend the Arc leaders and volunteers played an important role in the coalition, contributing over 600...