Reduce mass incarceration through targeted, culturally-responsive, evidence-supported solutions and strategic engagements.
What We Do
Research & Data
We use culturally responsive research and data to understand the best approaches to structural, institutional and cultural criminal justice reform. Our research helps us advocate for race, ethnicity and class-based equity within the criminal legal system.
Culturally responsive and equity-sensitive researchers are necessary for an equitable criminal legal system. Diversifying the justice research workforce allows us to expand our ways of thinking and practice.
CJR serves as a key driver of racial, ethnic and class equity in the criminal justice system. Beyond research, we advise key stakeholders and policymakers through networking with the research community by bringing academics and industry together.
Collaboration is essential to the reimagination of the criminal justice system. We partner with local, regional, and national stakeholders for input, guidance and feedback on reducing disparities and maintaining public safety.
Center for Justice Research National Police Reform Advisory Group
In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death and the resulting national outcry for systemic policing reforms, we formed a National Police Reform Advisory Group. The expert-laden advisory group helps chart the national response for the sustainable improvement of police-community relations.Learn More
What we're reading
The Demand for Abolition
Breonna Taylor, police brutality, and the importance of #SayHerName
How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline
New York Times
Psychological impact of being wrongfully accused of criminal offences: A systematic literature review