Rights and Justice

Criminal Justice Reform

We focus on developing policies to shrink the justice system’s footprint, improve public health and safety, and promote equity and accountability.

People march for the third day since the release of the grand jury report on the death of Breonna Taylor on September 26, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Getty/Michael M. Santiago)

What We're Doing

Ending mass incarceration

Our work is centered around developing and supporting policies that will end unjust punishments and reduce the social and economic harms of mass incarceration, which have disproportionately devastated Black people and other communities of color.

21st century policing

We are working to advance measures that will increase police transparency and accountability, overhaul harmful police practices, and prioritize community-based solutions to public safety.

The war on drugs

We are working to drastically reduce the criminalization of drugs in America while restoring communities that have been most affected by harsh drug enforcement measures.

Second chances

We advocate for policy options that remove obstacles and barriers for people affected by the criminal justice system while simultaneously highlighting the leadership of affected people in the reform movement.

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Recent Work


How Much Funding for Sanctuary Jurisdictions Could Be at Risk? Interactive
Protesters take part in a rally to support sanctuary cities and oppose a border wall on February 28, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP/Eric Gay)

How Much Funding for Sanctuary Jurisdictions Could Be at Risk?

This interactive graphic details the amount of funding for key federal grants in sanctuary jurisdictions in 32 states.

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