In this Report, Roosevelt Network’s Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay recommends that Massachusetts pursue expanded community harm reduction pre-trial diversion programs as a means of reducing recidivism, new incarceration, and drug abuse through revisions to the JusticeReinvestment Act (S. 64/ H. 1429). This paper argues that current justice reinvestment strategies pay insufficient attention to the structural issues

Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay writes in the New York Times on Amherst Uprising and the fight for racial justice on his campus: For many students of color, at Amherst College and elsewhere, it is not uncommon to feel a continuous sense of homelessness. “Are you sure this space is really mine?” we

Roosevelt @ Amherst joined Bill Newman again to talk about Amherst College’s Role in equitable economic development in the Pioneer Valley. 

Roosevelt @ Amherst joined the Bill Newman show on WHMP to talk about their Rethinking Communities project. Listen to the show here:

Roosevelt @ Amherst College

Roosevelt @ Amherst is a part of a national network of thinkers and doers reimagining the rules that govern our societies and realities. Roosevelt @ Amherst uses our diverse experiences to design and realize policy change that affects our local, state and national communities. We come from different cities and towns around the nation. We

In the wake of the Umpqua college shooting, Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay issued the following statement on behalf of Roosevelt: Full text: “In the wake of yet another shooting on a college campus, our thoughts lie with the friends, family, and community of the latest victims of the epidemic of gun violence in

Casey McQuillan, from Roosevelt @ Amherst, published his proposal for body cameras in the Harvard Journal on African American Public Policy. The shooting and killing of Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, drew national attention to issues of discrimination, police brutality, and the growing divide between communities and their local law enforcement

At Amherst, Roosevelters have worked with both school administrators and stakeholders in the surrounding Pioneer Valley to build a system of community access to many of the benefits of the University, fight brain drain and improve the local economy. Rethinking Communities at Amherst is a new way of approaching social problems, moving from single­ issue

In 2015, at a time when innovative ideas are needed in politics more than ever, Roosevelters are organizing their peers to take their ideas to their elected officials – online and offline. By connecting our ideas to decision makers and power-players, we are creating a groundswell of real policy change. We’re taking our ideas to the place

Efforts that connect police to the community in which they serve help to reduce encounters that lead to extrajudicial killings by police. In Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony, he describes Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, as a “demon.” After he fired the first shot, Wilson says he heard a “grunting, like aggravated sound” coming from