Fred Frelow, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute’s Criminal Justice Initiative commented on positions taken by candidates for district attorney and mayor in cities across the nation. He writes in an April 13, 2021 Aspen blog post, that these candidates are moving away from so-called “old established-tough on crime- ideas” and towards new public safety and justice strategies that address the root causes of violence. These new approaches reimagine public safety and reign in policing. More effective strategies being pursued include supplying rent and mortgage relief, working with the courts to extend the local eviction moratorium, and boosting funding for housing trust funds.
Find out more about Fred’s work with the Aspen Institute’s Criminal Justice Initiative.