There are about 2.2 million people locked up in America’s prison system and half are currently confined in state prisons due to the conviction of violent crimes. To reduce the prison population, author and community organizer Danielle Sered debates reformers must address the history of violence before lowering recidivism and imprisonment in the United States. Danielle Sered launched a program named common justice. Common Justice is a branch of restorative justice which mainly rooted in Brooklyn and mainly focuses on young adults that engage in criminal activity. This program allows victims, the perpetrator, and the community to come together to make amends by preventing the responsible party from committing more crime, improving mental health for victims, providing adequate services for both the victims and perpetrators, and increasing safety in the aftermath of harm. Overall the main goal of common justice is to develop practical solutions to the oppression and violence caused by racial equity, meets the needs of the harmed, and bringing healing and justice without relying on incarceration.