Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform


From policing to closing New Jersey’s youth prisons, we seek to end criminal justice policies that result in the criminalization of communities of color, racial injustice and mass incarceration.


Learn more about the Institute’s work to transform policing here.


The Institute believes there are no throwaway kids. Go HERE to learn about our 150 Years is Enough campaign to transform youth justice in New Jersey.


The Institute is on the Independent Monitoring Team overseeing implementation of the Department of Justice Consent Decree with Newark for police reform. Click HERE to read our toolkit about how you can get involved in the Consent Decree process and where it stands.


LIVE IN NEWARK? Take this year's Community Survey to share your thoughts on policing and have a say in the reform process.


The Institute's Brooke Lewis delivered powerful testimony on policing in New Jersey. You can read it HERE, or find it at 6:30:45 on video.

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Contact the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice at [email protected] to find out how you can get involved and help end the criminalization of communities of color.