Vera Snapshot 2015


Vera’s mission is to be a change agent working alongside government and other leaders on the frontlines of justice to help build and improve systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. What follows are nine other ways in which we worked to seize this opportunity—and seed further opportunities going forward—with a focus on our core priorities: reducing mass incarceration by stopping the overuse of local jails; improving conditions for people living in our prisons and jails; and, in a soon-to-be majority-minority nation, improving trust in the justice system, particularly between law enforcement and the communities they serve.