Transformative. Data driven. Solutions based.
Founded in January 2018, the Center for Justice Research is a research center devoted to data-driven solutions for an equitable criminal justice system. The primary focus is to produce innovative solutions to local criminal justice reform efforts by utilizing an experienced research collective. Ultimately, ensuring that our results are disseminated to key policy makers, justice-oriented decision-makers and community stakeholders. We stand as the only university level criminal justice research center situated on the campus of a historically black college or university. By bringing together a diverse set of expertise with the single goal of improving the criminal justice system, our projects support the multi-partisan push towards criminal justice reform.
Our mission is to reduce mass incarceration through targeted, culturally-responsive, evidence-supported solutions and strategic engagements.
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The Center’s researchers turn data into solutions. Houston, Texas, has the third largest criminal justice system in America, giving our researchers opportunities to investigate problems and solutions to the complexities of criminal justice reform. From initial police contact to re-entry, the Center for Justice Research advocates for reform in a culturally sensitive and practical manner.
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