“In response to the civil unrest of 2020, the District Attorney’s Office and partners created the Restorative Response Program. This was a restorative justice approach to resolve cases involving people who were arrested for non-violent offenses.”
“Policies and protocols put into place by the DAO, the police, the courts, and community efforts to flatten the curve in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the criminal justice landscape. We are tracking the impacts in a special report.”
Our 2023 Racial Injustice Report looks back at 8 years of recent data (2015-2022) to examine racial disparities at various stages of the system, and details historical reasons for the inequalities observed in today's criminal legal system.
"Since taking office in January 2018, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has worked to reduce excessive jail and supervision so we can shift those resources to achieve more effective crime prevention and a just society."