Vera Center's Status Offense Reform Center Homepage - by Social Ink

The Vera Institute’s new Status Offense Reform Center joins experts with lawmakers in proposing alternatives to the criminal justice system, especially around juvenile justice sentencing.

With team members at Vera’s SORC initiative, we workshopped around accessibility, audience, and user interface and experience (UI UX), building a site from the ground up, with a ‘soup to nuts’ scope ranging from visual identity to web-side information architecture and database design.  A key move for SORC was the inclusion of publications both on and offsite, a dynamic, meta-data driven filtering system, and a dynamic “how-to” toolkit for interested stakeholders.

The SORC team is doing great advocacy and educational work toward reform in New York City and throughout America; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits (and other organizations), Social Ink is proud to outfit them with the right tools for the job.

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CBKB Home

The Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) works to expand understanding and use of cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice. CBKB is a project of New York’s Vera Institute of Justice.

As part of our continuing work with the Vera Institute of Justice, Social Ink worked closely with CBKB to rewrite the underlying codebase and platform for their website. In addition to fundamental programming rewrites, we reviewed the site for UI and UX (user interface and user experience) issues, trimming away and streamlining areas for a more accessible and less disorienting user experience.

We’re proud of our continuing work building websites for nonprofits with the Vera Institute of Justice, a New York-based organization working toward justice reform and advocacy across an array of sectors and disciplines.

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Raise the Age New York

Raise the Age New York - Homepage

Another quick turnaround project continuing Social Ink’s work building advocacy websites addresses pending state legislation in New York to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State, “in the best interest of New York’s children and youth, communities and community safety, as well as the state’s economy.”

This project continues our series of efficient, flexible, CMS powered advocacy sites helping to stir political action and participation. Features include slideshow, video integration, news feed, Twitter feed, and integrated petitions.

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Walgreens Gone Wrong

Walgreens gone Wrong Homepage - Social Ink

Change to Win approached Social Ink about their latest consumer watchdog advocacy campaign, to educate shoppers around Walgreens’ business practice.

Social Ink worked with CTW to have a fair use campaign site, combining video, mailing list signup and educational materials to help the nationwide campaign. The site is built with a responsive framework that intelligently and fluidly changes the layout to accomodate for a variety of resolutions and device types.

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Dynamic slideshow, news & events updates, donation appeal, and more.

In May of 2011, a few friendly folks at the NGO Committee on the Status of Women approached Social Ink with unique website request.

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Waging Nonviolence

Information packed home page with clear presentation

Social Ink worked together with progressive journalism project and online magazine WNV to design a new visual identity and logo, and rebuild their existing platform, migrating over 3 years and 2000 articles into a newly categorized and easily searchable system.

The new site links related content and archived metadata in an integrated experience. Using the latest in responsive design and development, the site intelligently shifts layouts to be viewed across all mobile devices and browser sizes.

Web design for online magazines is an important and emerging area of work for Social Ink!

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Correctional Assocation Home Page

The Correctional Association of New York works for prison reform and a more humane and equitable criminal justice system.

Social Ink designed a new visual identity and developed an information packed website with resources, and multipronged outreach initiatives. As we worked to refine the key content delivery mechanisms and targeted audiences, we developed and launched a specialized cross-referenced resource database, and multiple templates for coalitions, issue oriented actions, press and media, and more.

We are proud to support the Correctional Association’s work to reform the criminal justice system in New York and beyond, as we continue our work building websites for nonprofits.

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No Tax Breaks NY / NJ

No Tax Breaks Slideshow

Social Ink built parallel advocacy sites in support of pending state legislation in New York and New Jersey to eliminate subsidies and tax breaks to businesses outsourcing labor.

This project continues our series of efficient, flexible, CMS powered advocacy sites helping to stir political action and participation. Features include slideshow, news feed, Twitter feed, and integrated petitions.

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Don’t Hang Up On Connecticut

Don't Hang Up On CT | Home

Social Ink worked to quickly launch a campaign site for Don’t Hang Up On Connecticut, a loose affiliation of of organizations united to stop SB 447.

We used previous assets that are market-tested in campaign-oriented sites (both ours and externally) to help get the message across, integrating Salsa and Twitter to take full advantage of social media awareness.

 

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No More Cuts Illinois

No More Cuts Illinois Homepage

In record time, Social Ink put together an advocacy and grassroots organizing website for No More Cuts Illinois, fighting against government cuts for home care and child care funding.

Social Ink developed a campaign-optimized CMS,  integrating a Twitter feed and a petition platform for gathering signatures, along with news updates and contact forms for citizens to share their stories. Specific functionality included web hosting, CMS development, interface design petitions, and slideshows.

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Campaign for Children NYC

Campaign for Children NYC - Home

The Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care advocates teamed up the NYC Youth Alliance to create the Campaign for Children NYC, an initiative aimed at influencing Mayor Bloomberg to fully fund child care and after-school programs.

In record time, Social Ink launched the site, which integrates Facebook and Twitter feeds, along with sign-up for an e-newsletter, to help get the word out. Specific functionality includes CMS development, interface design, embedded video, and custom slideshows.

Ongoing work for the campaign maintains our commitment to building long-lasting advocacy sites for progressive organizations.

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