The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) bridges the gap between research and practice with data-driven solutions that drive bold, transformative improvements in criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJI works with local, state, tribal, and national criminal justice organizations, providing 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 as they implement evidence-based pretrial reform strategies;
- Collaborating with police departments on policy and management reforms and implementation of community policing; and
- Partnering with correctional systems to reshape their use of restrictive housing.
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 has two divisions in addition to CJI: Social Justice Services, which provides residential and non-residential services for men and women leaving incarceration, and for young adults with complex clinical needs; and Community Strategies, which supports adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Restrictive Housing Reform Implementation Assistance Program
BJA FY 21 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-level Training and Technical Assistance Program
Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance
Crime and Justice Institute Project to Increase Public Safety through Justice Reinvestment