July 24, 2018

For the second year in a row The First 72+ partnered with Isidore Newman High School to  facilitate a 360 degree view of the criminal justice system in New Orleans. This year we started by having breakfast with Gerald Davis while he told his personal story of his first memories of having interactions with police, being arrested, going to jail, having bonds set, taking plea...

September 27, 2017

The First 72+ aims to reduce mass incarceration by providing free transitional housing, legal services, and peer mentorship to formerly incarcerated people.

New Orleans, LA – On September 23rd The Foundation for Improvement of Justice held its annual awards dinner in Atlanta, GA to celebrate organizations from across the country whose work has improved the justice systems i...

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