Transformative. Data driven. Solutions based.
The Center for Justice Research is a nonpartisan research center devoted to data-driven solutions for an equitable criminal justice system. The Center provides a culturally responsive research approach to mass incarceration and criminal justice reform.
Our mission is to produce interdisciplinary criminal justice research that (a) utilizes advanced and innovative methodological approaches to dismantle justice-oriented barriers for members of fragile communities, (b) develops scientific criminal justice research training and mentoring for graduate students interested in research careers, (c) improves upon the criminal justice research profile of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and (d) advances the capacity for HBCU faculty to conduct criminal justice research.
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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 contact to re-entry into society, the Center for Justice Research advocates for reform in culturally sensitive and approachable solutions.
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Our funders and partners
We are extremely grateful to the Center for Advancing Opportunity and the strategic partnership of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Charles Koch Foundation, and Koch Industries.
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