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.
The Institute believes there are no throwaway kids. Go here to read the Institute's position statement on youth justice transformation. Go here to learn about our 150 Years is Enough campaign to transform youth justice in New Jersey. Go here to learn about our vision for what comes after youth prisons.
The Institute is on the Independent Monitoring Team overseeing implementation of the Department of Justice Consent Decree with Newark for police reform. Read the Institute's position statement on policing here. Click here to read our toolkit about how you can get involved in the Consent Decree process and where it stands. Learn more about the Institute’s work to transform policing here.
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. Read Brooke's testimony on the need for strong CCRBs here.
Read our short brief on the need for a statewide First Amendment policy to reaffirm the community's right to record police encounters.