Learn from others
The US organisation Fair and Just Prosecution has put together a short survey to learn more about how criminal justice systems in other countries are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Help protecting vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system. It takes not more than 10 min.
Fair and Just Prosecution brings together elected U.S. Chief Prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility. As part of our work, we have explored practices and lessons learned from other countries, including Germany (video) and Portugal (video).
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our organization and many of the Chief Prosecutors we work with have been advocating for reductions in jail and prison populations and other changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and address potential harms associated with the pandemic. As we seek to expand thinking in our country, we are interested in learning more about how criminal justice systems in other countries are responding to the crisis and have put together a short survey on practices in place in other countries. Note that we are hoping to use this information in resource materials that we will plan to make available on our website and that we would be happy to share the results as well with those who complete the survey. While we don’t intend to attribute the responses to any particular individuals, we may call on some of those who respond -- if they are willing -- to join us in other efforts to enhance knowledge and information sharing, including webinars or possible future convenings.