Impact Stories

Welcome to the Center for Justice Research’s Impact Stories page, where we highlight the real-world outcomes and influence of our research. As a center dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous, interdisciplinary scholarship, we believe that our work must extend beyond the walls of academia and into the communities, institutions, and policies that shape the criminal legal system.

Our impact stories showcase the various ways in which our research is making a difference. From informing policy debates and guiding philanthropic investments to supporting community-led reform efforts and developing the next generation of justice-oriented researchers, these stories demonstrate the power of research to drive meaningful change.Each impact story is a testament to the collaborative and applied nature of our work. 

We partner with a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners, community organizations, and directly impacted individuals, to ensure that our research is responsive to real-world needs and challenges. By working closely with these partners, we are able to translate our findings into actionable insights and strategies for reform.We invite you to explore our impact stories and learn more about the ways in which our research is making a difference. If you are interested in partnering with the Center for Justice Research or learning more about our work, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

We also encourage you to visit our Reports, Working Papers, and Public Scholarship pages to access our latest research and findings.Thank you for your interest in the Center for Justice Research’s impact stories. We are committed to leveraging the power of research to build a more just, equitable, and humane criminal legal system, and we look forward to continuing this important work in partnership with our stakeholders and communities.