Unheard Voices

HBCU Criminal Justice Research Hub

Providing prosecutors proven solutions to mass incarceration while improving legitimacy in the criminal justice system.

At the Center for Justice Research, we recognize that socioeconomic determinants of health make up many of the root causes of crime and are aggravated by interactions with the criminal legal system. Our mission is to reduce both violent crime and mass incarceration in Houston and beyond by bringing together researchers, local organizations, and community members with lived experience to collaboratively form solutions that address these core issues. In doing so, we also aim to reduce racial, ethnic, gender, ability, and class-based disparities within the criminal legal system.