The Center for Justice Innovation tackles a variety of problems, using rigorous, collaborative planning and an emphasis on data to achieve tangible results.

Rethinking Incarceration

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We seek to provide meaningful and effective responses at various stages of the criminal legal process in order to achieve better outcomes for participants.

Problem-Solving Justice

Problem-solving justice seeks to go beyond processing cases to solve the problems that bring people to court.

Bail Reform

We design and implement bail reform strategies to reduce the use of jail and increase the fairness of the justice system.

Treatment Courts

By using a combination of community-based treatment and rigorous monitoring, treatment courts reduce recidivism and the use of incarceration.

Engaging Communities

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Community Justice

We are committed to engaging communities and harnessing the power of the justice system to address local problems and improve public safety.

Arts and Justice

Art can help build stronger, safer communities and serve as a bridge to employment, education, and therapeutic opportunities.

Youth Initiatives

We invest in young people as leaders within their communities and beyond and support them to reach their self-defined goals.

Restorative Justice

Restorative justice focuses on repairing harm and strengthening relationships.

Aiding Survivors


Gender and Family Justice

We help courts and communities respond creatively and effectively to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

Human Trafficking

The Center for Justice Innovation helps to plan and create off-ramps for justice-involved victims of human trafficking.

Justice-Involved Women

Women and gender non-conforming people experience disproportionate levels of crime, greater rates of trauma, and have unique needs often unmet by the justice system.

Reducing Trauma

Studies show that many defendants, victims, and witnesses have histories of trauma; striving to reduce that trauma is central to our work.

Preventing Crime

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We believe in working with communities to reimagine public spaces, promoting positive activities and increasing safety.

Reducing Violence

We seek to prevent disorder and violence by working directly in and with the communities that are most affected by crime.

Improving Decision-making

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Risk Assessment

We seek to apply data science to the field of criminal justice, working with jurisdictions to improve their use of risk assessments, while promoting the ideals of transparency and fairness.

Evidence-Based Practices

At the Center for Justice Innovation, we are committed to bridging the worlds of research and practice and spreading programs that have been determined to be effective.

Learning from Failure

We encourage honest self-reflection and thoughtful risk-taking among criminal justice agencies, beginning with ourselves.


We are committed to harnessing the power of technology and data science to improve the work of criminal justice reform.

Advancing Fairness


Access to Justice

We work to improve access to justice, with a particular focus on ensuring that low-income individuals have the tools they need to solve problems.

Procedural Justice

Procedural justice seeks to ensure that the justice system treats everybody with dignity and respect.

Tribal Justice

The Center for Justice Innovation’s Tribal Justice Exchange works with tribal communities across the United States to enhance their justice systems in ways that support tribal sovereignty.

Strengthening Families

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Parent Support

We have developed a range of programs to improve how the justice system works with parents and children.

Workforce Development

Improving the employment prospects of people who have had contact with the justice system can reduce recidivism and strengthen communities.


Helping people released from jail or prison transition back into their communities and avoid future contact with the criminal justice system is crucial to building safer neighborhoods.