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Justice Policy Center

The Justice Policy Center (JPC) conducts nonpartisan research and evaluation to improve justice and public safety policies and practices at the national, state, and local levels. We collaborate extensively with practitioners, public officials, and community groups to inform criminal justice decisionmaking in the interests of improving the safety and well-being of communities across the country.

To protect domestic abuse victims from gun violence, we need better data

Youth across the country still get thrown out of their homes for being gay or transgender, even in seemingly tolerant places like New York. Read More

Social impact bonds: Solving government problems in four (not so) easy steps

Social impact bonds are touted as an innovative form of public-private partnerships, but they oftentimes fund low-impact initiatives that do not solve big problems. Here are four steps to creating truly transformative SIBs. Read More

It's Pride Week, but the struggle isn't over

Youth across the country still get thrown out of their homes for being gay or transgender, even in seemingly tolerant places like New York. Read More

 
 

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