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The Integrated Justice Alliance (IJA) is a solution-oriented collective of organizations who generate and support effective public policies before, during and after incarceration in New Jersey.  NJISJ has taken on a facilitating role in IJA– leading the alliance and supporting its agenda initiatives.  IJA represents a broad coalition of over 80 organizations with expertise in criminal justice, community organizing, reentry, mental health and policy.  IJA is directed by a steering committee consisting of over two dozen volunteers from around the state under the guidance of NJISJ.

IJA’s VISION:

To make our voices heard so that criminal justice policies are informed, systems are reformed, and lives are transformed.

IJA’S CORE VALUES:

  • We value the stories and participation of the people most directly affected by the criminal justice system.
  • We value being prepared and informed with facts, statistics, research, and evidence-based practices and then taking action.
  • We value being community-based and having hands-on experience in the field of criminal justice.
  • We value being allies who look for points of commonality and not being afraid to hold leaders and their organizations accountable.
  • We value our diversity and strive to remain democratic in our group process and activities.