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Joseph Darius Jaafari was the 2019 Tow fellow. A graduate of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, his work covering LGBTQ issues, crime and the military has appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic, VICE and other international publications. His documentary on abuse within the LGBT community, “WOOF: A Barkumentary,” won three honorable mentions at international film festivals, and his other video work has been published in The New York Post and NationSwell.
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Justice Lab November 11, 2019
Victim’s family pushes for a high-tech crackdown—but it may not work.
News August 28, 2019
A lawsuit seeks protective orders even when queer couples don’t live together.
News July 30, 2019
The military gives lawyers to victims. But civilians—who make up hundreds of cases a year—are left to fend for themselves.
Justice Lab July 15, 2019
Corrections officials have little data on the electronic monitoring of former prisoners. A new bill aims to change that.
News June 7, 2019
Broken spoons, beard trimmer parts and other ingenious, sometimes dangerous, tools used by incarcerated body artists.
News April 30, 2019
Sailor sent to prison for manslaughter then faced court-martial on murder charges.
News March 20, 2019
Dial-an-interpreter services rankle judges who want in-person translators.
News February 19, 2019
There’s little money and apparently little demand.
Justice Lab February 14, 2019
When it comes to setting the record straight, court reporting technology is still not up to speed.