Resources and Partners
The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. … mass incarceration has crushing consequences: racial, economic, social. We fight to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars at the state and federal level. And we advocate for alternatives to prison and changes to sentencing laws that better align our approach to punishment with the goal of rehabilitation.
The Brennan Center for Justice
The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of effective, just, and humane criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. We seek to accomplish this by expanding the public discourse on criminal justice, promoting dialogue and cooperation among diverse stakeholders, and building support for policies that better protect our communities, promote accountability and change for offenders, and provide restitution to victims.
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
Over the past several years, LJAF has made a significant commitment to supporting innovation in the pretrial justice arena, specifically the bail reform movement. Working with partners in academia, the legal community, and jurisdictions across the country, LJAF has supported the use of data analytics to improve the process of decision making at the earliest part of the criminal justice process. The goal of these efforts is to reduce unnecessary pretrial detention while improving the rate of court appearances and enhancing public safety.
The Laura And John Arnold Foundation
The Sentencing Project is a leader in changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.
Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
The Sentencing Project
We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence.