Lawyer at Charles Koch Foundation-Supported Criminal Justice Reform Center Celebrates Clemency for Client Alice Johnson

Years of hard work and tireless commitment from lawyer Brittany K. Barnett, combined with high-profile advocacy from celebrity Kim Kardashian West, have resulted in a deserved commuted sentence for Alice Johnson. Following West’s recent visit to the White House, President Donald Trump granted clemency to the great-grandmother serving life without parole for a first-time, nonviolent …

New Survey, Co-Conducted by CKI, Shows Changing Attitudes About Hiring Ex-Offenders

An unprecedented nationwide survey, conducted by The Charles Koch Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), found more than 80 percent of those surveyed were open to hiring and working alongside ex-offenders. “The key to reducing recidivism and improving public safety is finding employment for people. If individuals with a criminal record can be considered for employment …

Americans for Prosperity Calls on Republicans, Democrats to Stop Overspending

Americans for Prosperity has launched a six-figure campaign holding accountable 10 Republicans and seven Democrats for supporting the massive omnibus spending bill that added $400 billion in government spending over a two-year period. “It’s time to take a hard look at what lawmakers say, and what they actually do when it comes to reining in …

Concerned Veterans for America Celebrates Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill

Concerned Veterans for America, which has long advocated for substantial health care reforms in the Department of Veterans Affairs, applauded a major win in the Senate. On May 23, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voted to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018 — a significant step in stabilizing and reforming the VA’s …

PBS Highlights Cara, a Stand Together Partner Fighting Poverty in Chicago

Getting a job is only half the battle. Keeping the job long-term is an even tougher task. PBS NewsHour recently highlighted how Chicago-based nonprofit, Cara, is helping equip jobseekers with the hard and soft skills to be successful long-term. “The idea is, if a person can hold down a job for one year, they can …