The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) works with local, state, tribal and national criminal justice organizations to improve public safety and the delivery of justice throughout the country. CJI provides nonpartisan policy analysis, implementation consulting, capacity building assistance and research services to advance evidence-based practices and create systems-level change.
Some of CJI’s major projects include working with states going through the Justice Reinvestment process from policy development through implementation for both adult and juvenile systems; supporting state and local jurisdictions implementing evidence-based pretrial reform strategies; collaborating with police departments on policy and management reforms and implementation of community policing, and partnering with correctional systems looking to reshape their restrictive housing systems.
The Crime and Justice Institute is a division of Community Resources for Justice (CRJ). CRJ’s mission is to change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice and inclusion. CRJ’s work is organized along three areas of practice: Social Justice Services, which transitions ex-offenders back into mainstream society and diverts at-risk youth away from crime and toward a productive and fulfilling life; Community Strategies, which provides adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to grow and flourish in the community by offering residence in small group home settings; and the Crime and Justice Institute.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State Level Technical Assistance (Supplement)
Criminal Justice Improvement and Recidivism Reduction through the State-Level Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)